12. THE MER: Located in a different building from the MOCR, the Mission Evaluation Room was staffed with engineers to handle problems and requests for information that were passed on from the MOCR. "There was a little bit of competition... between flight controllers in the MOCR and the occupants of the MER: "We thought we were hot shit, and they thought that we weren't!"
13. "In the early days it was pretty crude ... They had binoculars because they didn't have consoles. The binoculars were so they could see [spacecraft system] data on the TV screens."
14. FLIGHT RULES: Gene Kranz was the flight director during Apollo 11's landing. During a mission, the flight director's instructions could be overruled only by firing him.