Launch Points: The Center of the Universe

JPL’s Space Flight Operations Facility, also known as the SFOF—pronounced “essfof ”—or as Building 230, is the central hub for the DSN. The facility is a designated National Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. A plaque in the middle of the room dubs the location, half-jokingly, “The Center of the Universe.”

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