This is a screenshot from NASA TV’s media channel coverage of the GLAST telescope launch. All seems to be going well so far, but commentary is being provided by the chap you can see here, running up and down along the large bank of screens in front of him.
I thought the signature image for any mission’s beginning was ranks of serried mission control types – is spaceflight now so easy one person can monitor everything? Impressive work, whoever he is.
P.S. More on GLAST once it reaches its final orbit.
P.P.S. They’re now showing several mission control type rooms. I’m reassured. This is the telemetry team…