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Uncle Duke
09-19-2012, 01:47 PM
Some bogglingly lovely pics here:
http://www.launchphotography.com/Endeavour_Flight_Deck.html

http://www.launchphotography.com/Endeavour_flight_deck.jpg

ron ll
09-19-2012, 02:19 PM
"No, I meant that other switch."

BrianW
09-19-2012, 05:27 PM
Those are pretty cool.

Donn
09-19-2012, 05:39 PM
The ultimate day trading setup.

Vince Brennan
09-19-2012, 07:41 PM
Thank you, Duke! One of my major regrets is that I'll always be a ground-pounder.

Bob Adams
09-19-2012, 07:42 PM
The "glass cockpit"is actually an upgrade, originally the flight deck looked kind of like a mid 70's passenger jet.

http://preview.turbosquid.com/Preview/Content_2009_07_15__04_40_32/Flightdeck1.tga74A83765-8608-4F8A-92DA11DE71A78B16.tgaLarge.jpg

Paul Pless
09-19-2012, 07:57 PM
Compare that to the Apollo Command Module.

http://authors.library.caltech.edu/5456/1/hrst.mit.edu/hrs/apollo/public/images/Plate_39.jpg

here's its guidance and control computer, it weighed 75 pounds and could store 2048 bits of data. . .

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Agc_view.jpg

Flying Orca
09-19-2012, 08:00 PM
...and now there's probably an app for that. Some progress is wondrous.