Why does NASA mission control ‘lock the doors’ when there’s a tragedy?

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Why does NASA mission control ‘lock the doors’ when there’s a tragedy?

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To debrief. Gather details of everything while it’s fresh. Also to make sure any wrong information doesn’t get out early.

To keep someone from talking to the press prior to the official release. It is to keep rumors down, and control the narrative.

It doesn’t literally mean lock the actually doors so no one is allowed in or out of the room. No doors are actually locked. It means flight controllers aren’t supposed to leave the building and need to start preserving their data and writing up their logbook notes so everything possible can be used in a subsequent investigation.

“Lock the doors” is just a code phrase for post failure procedure, Back in the 50s and 60s the data on the computer terminals needed special procedures to retain accurate backups of the incident, and every station needed to be preserved in a fairy pristine state