FIVE DECADES AGO today, NASA’s Mission Control Center came online for the first time. Better known by its radio call sign “Houston” (for the city it calls home), it was designed from the start to put a man on the moon. One of the most advanced facilities on the planet when it opened in 1965, it cost more than $100 million—that’s $750 million today. —NASA Mission Control Marks 50 Superb Years of Space Science