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August 2, 2011
An overall view of the shuttle flight control room (WFCR) in Houstons Mission Control Center (MCC) prior to liftoff of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Flight Directors Wayne Hale (standing) and LeRoy Cain are visible at their consoles. At the time this photo was taken the Space Shuttle Endeavour was about to launch at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Endeavour launched at 6:50 p.m. (CST) on November 23, 2002. Once the vehicle cleared the tower in Florida, the Houston-based team of flight controllers took over the ground control of the STS-113 mission.

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