Three Space Shuttle flight decks (photos)

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14 Responses to “Three Space Shuttle flight decks (photos)”

  1. TheMadLibrarian says:

    Nuts, it looks like Mr. Cooper’s site has been Boinged.  I hope it’s only temporary.

    • Matt Popke says:

      Kind of a bad advertisement for Yahoo! that the only thing you can see is an error message with their branding all over it, instead of the site they’re presumably supposed to be hosting.

  2. Ian Wood says:

    I had the Space Shuttle Operator’s Manual in the 80s, with fold-outs of all the panels as they were before the installation of the glass cockpits. Sooo manyyy swiitchesss…buttonses…grrgle…

  3. Jasmine Antonick says:

    Beautiful. The only thing that would make it better would be if the digital images were interactive, allowing you to hover over the flight deck’s screens and buttons to learn what they each were. 

  4. ookluh says:

    Looking at this , I am amazed that no shuttle accidents were caused by human error.  Has anyone counted the number of switches and buttons? It just boggles the mind.

    Today I accidentally put both feet on the brake as I was going for the clutch.  The right stuff: I ain’t got it.

  5. Culturedropout says:

    Gorgeous, wonderful machines.  Beautiful images, but heartbreaking, knowing they will never again carry out their intended purpose of soaring through the heavens, but will instead rest in bits and pieces to be poked at by sweaty tourists.  :-(

  6. Nash Rambler says:

    Look at that; someone left the cruise control set at 17,450 mph.

  7. That’s all nice, but where the hell is the left-hand turn signal?

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