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Discovery's Flight deck in panoramic view (let it load)360VR
thelastshuttle.com | Jook Leung

Posted on 07/06/2011 4:50:21 PM PDT by Doogle

Neat look around the Discovery's flight deck, use your mouse after it loads


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Science
KEYWORDS: discovery
Enjoy:

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discovery-flight-deck-opf_6236/index.html

1 posted on 07/06/2011 4:50:26 PM PDT by Doogle
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To: Doogle

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discovery-flight-deck-opf_6236/index.html


2 posted on 07/06/2011 4:50:53 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Dude they have a Dell....

Those seats do not look too comfortable. Did you see all the buttons overhead? Good grief!

I guess the rest of the Astronauts are below? Not actually as I thought it would look like, but it’s still pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!


3 posted on 07/06/2011 4:59:43 PM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Doogle
To: Doogle

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discovery-flight-deck-opf_6236/index.html

2 posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011 4:50:53 PM by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))



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knewshound

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4 posted on 07/06/2011 5:00:42 PM PDT by knews_hound (Credo Quia Absurdium--take nothing seriously unless it is absurd. E. Clampus Vitus)
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To: Doogle

Pretty cool. I think they need just a few more switches, dials and knobs. I wonder which button turns on the coffee maker.


5 posted on 07/06/2011 5:03:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Doogle

wow - where’s the fuel gauge? :-)


6 posted on 07/06/2011 5:05:07 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

under the red switch


7 posted on 07/06/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I don’t get it. Where do the other astronauts sit?


8 posted on 07/06/2011 5:09:45 PM PDT by PatriotCJC (Keep your powder dry!)
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To: Doogle

Cool.


9 posted on 07/06/2011 5:10:07 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Sprite518
Those seats do not look too comfortable.

Remember that the seats are designed to hold astronauts wearing full pressure suits.
10 posted on 07/06/2011 5:10:20 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Doogle

I am bookmarking this......That is the coolest thing going...WOW


11 posted on 07/06/2011 5:12:26 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Doogle

I am bookmarking this......That is the coolest thing going...WOW


12 posted on 07/06/2011 5:12:33 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Doogle

“Crud, I locked my keys in! Got a coat hanger?”


13 posted on 07/06/2011 5:15:31 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: PatriotCJC
I don’t get it. Where do the other astronauts sit?

During ascent and landing four astronauts sit on the flight deck - the Mission Commander (left seat) and Pilot (right seat) up front - those seats are in place, then two Mission Specialists behind them (those seats, which are offset to the left to allow one of the Mission Specialists to see between the MC and Pilot) are not present in the picture. They're also removed and stowed after ascent to provide more space, especially to view the cargo bay and operate the Canadarm).

Up to four astronauts can sit on the mid-deck, below the flightdeck. Those seats are removed and stowed during flight as well. So eight astronauts total. There has never been an ascent with more than seven astronauts, but at least one flight (space station return mission) with eight aboard.
14 posted on 07/06/2011 5:17:25 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

Interesting - THANKS! Good for posterity since the Space program is DEAD!


15 posted on 07/06/2011 5:19:39 PM PDT by PatriotCJC (Keep your powder dry!)
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To: PatriotCJC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-132


16 posted on 07/06/2011 5:23:35 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: PatriotCJC
"Interesting - THANKS! Good for posterity since the Space program is DEAD!"

Killed by the communist Democrat Party and the alien president they installed.

17 posted on 07/06/2011 5:30:56 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Doogle

(Smiling) Looks like a science project! Love all the analog switches and knobs.


18 posted on 07/06/2011 5:40:27 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Doogle

Just navigating around the Flight Deck with my mouse made me dizzy! Makes you feel like you are floating weightless!


19 posted on 07/06/2011 5:50:30 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Doogle

Very cool. Thanks for posting!


20 posted on 07/06/2011 5:53:56 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: tanknetter
Remember that the seats are designed to hold astronauts wearing full pressure suits.

If they are, then those suits didn't help much during the Columbia and Challenger disasters.

21 posted on 07/06/2011 5:59:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Clock King

"operation of orange switches must be performed before red switches in order to enable blue switches maximum allowance...caution is in order before operating black switches after green switches.....awww chit I'm gonna die"

22 posted on 07/06/2011 6:18:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Which way is up?


23 posted on 07/06/2011 6:29:59 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

push forward


24 posted on 07/06/2011 6:33:49 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Moonman62
If they are, then those suits didn't help much during the Columbia and Challenger disasters.

The full pressure suits were discontinued after the initial test flights. Instead the astronauts launched in flight suits with lightweight helmets.

They were re-instituted after Challenger, not because they would have saved the Challenger astronauts (they wouldn't have), but because they permitted a higher degree of survivability under a wider range of accident scenarios.

Breakup of vehicle at 200,000 feet and somewhere around Mach 15, as happened with Columbia, wasn't one of those scenarios. However, had Columbia made it further along and NASA determined that the damage would prevent a safe landing (say if the wing structure survived, but the port-side landing gear sensors showed it was destroyed) the astronauts would have been able to successfully bail out above 60,000 feet.
25 posted on 07/06/2011 6:37:49 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Doogle

I was making a lame zero-gravity joke.


26 posted on 07/06/2011 6:41:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

so was I..:)


27 posted on 07/06/2011 6:45:07 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

DOH!


28 posted on 07/06/2011 6:53:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: Cementjungle

Exactly. And what is that thingy next to the thingamabob.


29 posted on 07/06/2011 7:35:51 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345

Hmmm... what happens if I flip this little switch???


30 posted on 07/06/2011 10:10:53 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Doogle

I can fly that thing.
I had this game called “Space Shuttle” for my Atari 800 computer back back 1n 1983.
I know what every one of those buttons does.
‘nuff said.


31 posted on 07/07/2011 7:46:47 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: mowowie

see #22


32 posted on 07/07/2011 7:49:06 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cementjungle

Lol.


33 posted on 07/07/2011 8:08:52 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Doogle

Whoa, Dude, they have a Dell!!


34 posted on 07/07/2011 8:18:42 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Doogle

to play with later


35 posted on 07/12/2011 6:14:36 PM PDT by pigsmith (Behind the heart of liberalism is a deep hatred of God.)
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