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One of the longer NASA acronyms is REFSMMAT (REFerence to a Stable Member MATrix)

Ed Pavelka was one of the flight controllers who occupied the FIDO console at mission control. As a way to cement the esprit de corps among the flight dynamics team, he invented a fictional character "Captain REFSMMAT" who represented the idea Flight Controller. A series of posters were drawn, including the captain's arch enemy Victor Vector.

I have a reproduction of one of those posters in a book I'm reading, but I can't see any reproductions of this or other posters in the series on the internet.

Does anyone have a link to any of these posters, as I'm sure they'd be an interesting insight into the personnel at mission control in the Apollo days.

enter image description here (Screencap from my Kindle - originally in "How Apollo flew to the Moon" by W. David Woods)

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  • $\begingroup$ The hero we need! $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Jun 28 at 13:16
  • $\begingroup$ Sure would be fun to be able to read some of the writing on that poster! $\endgroup$ – Digger Jun 28 at 21:03

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