The Last Place on Earth
Hugging the side of the Apollo Command Module, the White Room was
the last stop for astronauts before lift-off. Here, the White Room
Crew made a final check of spacesuits and assisted the astronauts into
their flight positions. They hooked them up to essential communications and
life support systems, and sealed the hatch. After a final systems check, they
rode the elevator down to the launch pad, leaving the rest of the Apollo
mission to history.