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Kansas Cosmosphere Company Restores Apollo Mission Control Consoles

SpaceWorks employee Jack Graber works on one of the consoles used by NASA's Mission Control during the moon landing in 1969.  SpaceWorks, a subsidiary of the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, has been contracted to restore all of the NASA consoles used during the Apollo 11 mission to their original condition. (Photo by LaRissa Lawrie / KMUW Radio)

Employees of the Cosmosphere space museum in Hutchinson are helping to recreate one of the biggest moments in our nation’s space history -- the mission control room used during the first moon landing.  The famous control room consoles are at the Cosmosphere’s SpaceWorks restoration facility where they are getting restored piece by piece.  The team members in charge of the project are craftsmen who specialize in artifact restoration, preservation and fabrication.  Deborah Shaar has more. 

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Deborah Shaar is a reporter for KMUW Radio in Wichita.  Follow her on Twitter.  

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