Mission Control refers to the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) located at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Open Mic Night! is random.
The way that Flans and Linnell do the background vocals, the feel of the song, and the melody, this song reminds me of the TMBG song "My Man" from the Mink Car album.
I have often felt (as I'm sure many men do) that the words "Mission Control" represent something very primal and incorruptible, like the primary colors or the pleasingly golden ration of 1:1.618. There may be something subversive to this song, as if it is telling us something important...... something...about.....things....... Neill