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"ISS, this is Houston. Explorer, this is Houston. Mission abort. Repeat, mission abort. Initiate emergency disconnect from Hubble. Begin reentry procedure, ISS initiate emergency evacuation."
―Mission Control signaling for all personnel to be retrieved and evacuated to Earth }
Mission Control
Age 50s or 60s
Gender Male
Occupation NASA
Portrayed by Ed Harris

Mission Control was the NASA branch in Houston,Texas that aided the characters in the film.


Not long into the movie, veteran space shuttle commander Matt Kowalski calls down to Earth with the ominous warning, "Houston, I have a bad feeling about this mission." This is the film's take on Tom Hanks' famous Apollo 13 movie line, "Houston, we have a problem."

But who is that answering Kowalski's call from Mission Control? Though never seen on screen, the voice belongs to none other than Ed Harris, who portrayed flight director Gene Kranz in the 1995 film Apollo 13. This is a nod to that film, but Harris also appeared in The Right Stuff as astronaut John Glenn.