In the International Space Station (ISS) Mission Control Center, teams of experienced engineers and technicians, known as flight controllers, work 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Flight controllers sit at computer workstations, known as consoles. Each flight controller and their team are experts in their specific area.
On top of each console is the "call sign" or abbreviated name for each console position. The name of the console position is based on the responsibilities of the flight controller. Flight controllers must keep a constant watch on the crew's activities, health, and safety. They also monitor the spacecraft equipment and software. On the ground, flight controllers must communicate with the other console positions and the flight director to ensure the success of the mission.
The call signs for each console position in the ISS Mission Control Center are listed to the right. Select a console position to view the console displays, or graphical interface of the live data from the ISS. Console positions in gray are not actively receiving data.