Omega Speedmaster Pro aka the Moonwatch at the Johnson Space Center

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    I was invited to see history today with my two boys and my wife. Norm Knight, chief of the Flight Director Office at the Johnson Space Center invited my family for a tour. I wore the OMEGA Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 aka the Moonwatch for this special tour. We were privileged to be invited into the Historical Mission Operations Control Room 2, or "MOCR 2" in building 30. MOCR 2 was used for almost every Gemini, Apollo and spaceshuttle flight into the 1990s. In the late 1990s it was restored to its Apollo-era appearance. We were able to stand in the room that was the epicenter of the American space program from 1965 to the 1990s. We stood on the same floor as the mission controllers that saved the Apollo 13 crew. It was quiet. It was a humbling and inspiring experience.

    The Next stop was in FCR-1, the flight control room fir the ISS.

    We then were invited to the floor of building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF) to walk through the Space Station modules and the last remaining Space Shuttle Obiter Crew Compartment trainer. It was an amazing feeling to enter the orbiter through an actual hatch and climb up the ladder from the crew compartment to the flight deck. Watching my son's climb into the seats were the men and women who flew the missions trained was an incredible feeling.

    Enjoy the photos.

    Sean Cody www.TexasGunTrust.com

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    The Omega Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 aka the Moonwatch in the Historical Mission Operations Control Room 2, or "MOCR 2" in building 30. MOCR 2 was used for almost every Gemini, Apollo and spaceshuttle flight into the 1990s. In the late 1990s it was restored to its Apollo-era appearance.

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    The Omega Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 aka the Moonwatch in the Historical Mission Operations Control Room 2, you can see the large screen referred to as the "ten by twenty""

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    This was taken at the Flight Directors station in Flight Control Room 1.


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    The Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 in the lone space shuttle orbiter Crew Compartment trainer remaining at Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF).

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    The Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 on the left pilots panel on the flightdeck of the Crew Compartment trainer remaining at Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF).

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    The Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 and a checklist on the flightdeck of the lone Crew Compartment trainer remaining at Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF).

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    Main Engine Cut Off switches.

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    The Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 aka the Moonwatch and Gluestick the Lizard my son caught in the yard.

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    Norm Knight, chief of the Flight Director Office showing the boys the Japanese module.

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    The boys about to climb the ladder to the flight deck in the lone Crew Compartment trainer remaining at Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF).

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    Main Engine Cut Off switches.

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    The Speedmaster Pro 3570.50 aka the Moonwatch and Gluestick the Lizard my son caught in the yard.

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    Norm Knight, chief of the Flight Director Office showing the boys the Japanese module.

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    The boys about to climb the ladder to the flight deck in the lone Crew Compartment trainer remaining at Building 9’s Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (SVMF).

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    Based on Omega's designation of the "moonwatch" and its successive generations, these are the following models:

    Current: 311.30.42.30.01.005

    Previous: 3570.50 > 145.022 > 145.012 > 105.012

    All other variations will have different models numbers, but enthusiasts do not really considered these variations direct descendants of the "moonwatch". For example: 311.30.42.30.01.005 differs from 311.30.42.30.01.006 by the crystal (Hesalite vs. Sapphire) and the original moonwatch had Hesalite.

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