About The Mission Control Center

The Mission Control Operations Division is in charge of overseeing all aspects of a space flight once the launch vehicle has cleared the launch tower till the time the payload is safely in orbit or the crew returns safely to the Earth.

The Mission Control Division is also in charge of mission planning and development for manned missions to include training. The Flight Director oversees all responsibility during the operational part of the mission managing both the mission controllers and the astronauts.

Using advanced real-time telemetry uplink software, the VUSSP Mission Control Center provides real-time support for it’s missions and provides the most realistic experience possible to the controllers and astronauts.

Most recently, the Mission Control Center was given the added responsibility of taking charge of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Unmanned Control Center. Now all control aspects of both manned and unmanned missions are managed through the VUSSP’s Mission Control Center at it’s headquarters at the Johnson Space Flight Center in Texas. A secondary control facility is located at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and also serves as the telemetry and data link center for the VUSSP’s Deep Space Network and Communications Center.

The Mission Control Operations Division is one of the largest and most complex division’s to be a part of but can be very rewarding when the outcome of a mission is success!