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Education Space Shuttle Discovery

Discussion in 'General' started by Teelzebub, 13 Oct 2011.

  1. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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  2. chrismarkham1982

    chrismarkham1982 Multimodder

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    :jawdrop: That is a lot of buttons :lol:
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    *points randomly* what does this button do?
     
  4. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    There's a freaking Dell laptop sat in there lol
     
  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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  6. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    LOL that's exactly what I thought, although I was going to go one step further and say

    *Starts pushing random buttons*

    "What do these do?"

    :D

    I know lol, I noticed that too! I wonder if that's the flight computer?....

    I'll get my coat :p

    But seriously, I wonder if that's one of the ones they used in flight or if that's just part of the diagnostics involved in the decommissioning?
     
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  7. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    The Dell laptop is just there for diagnostic checks for whatever system to which it's connected. NASA uses Thinkpads during actual missions. :D
     
  8. Matticus

    Matticus ...

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    I let it pan around and was amazed at all the switches and buttons, then I clicked the up arrow...my car doesn't even have a sunroof, if I looked up and saw that I would orgasm myself to death.

    But what is with those seats, I have seen comfier looking Church pews.
     
  9. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    Ah, you posted that after I edited my post and refreshed the page. I thought as much. I was pretty sure they didn't fly with Dell laptops ;)

    @ Matticus: LOL @ orgasm to death :hehe: The seats don't have to be comfortable, they wear so much padded clothing including their suits during launch that they don't notice the seats being hard, and there's low gravity when they're in orbit, so sitting on a hard seat up there isn't the same as sitting on a hard seat here on earth ;)
     
  10. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    So many clickable things...
     
  11. Throbbi

    Throbbi What's a Dremel?

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    Oh. A little light lit up saying 'Please do not press this button again.' :D
     
  12. Matticus

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    Ah, you speak words of wisdom and logic! Makes perfect sense really, I am quite surprised I didn't realise that on my own.
     
  13. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Anyone else notice the Canada sticker?

    I love 360 photos, has anyone else seen the 40 gigapixel one of the Strahov Library.
     
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  14. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    like a race car.. everything designed to be strong but light
     
  15. outlawaol

    outlawaol Geeked since 1982

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    I'd say that at least one of those switches do this:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. thefriscokid

    thefriscokid why s**t so crazy?

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  17. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    That's because we can thank Canada for just about every robotic mission on the Shuttle and ISS.

    Regarding the seats - it's also far cheaper to make a generic seat tray that is lightweight and easily removable if you need additional space to play. Every astronaut is different, so each one has a custom seat liner which is much cheaper to produce. It's the same method the Russians use for the Soyuz crew vehicle.
     
  18. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Makes tea/coffee.
     
  19. Canon

    Canon Reformed

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    No, that's what the bloke climbing up the ladder is for.
     
  20. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Most of the shuttle was devoloped in the early to mid 70's, and based on the bajillion switches still installed on the flight deck, not a lot was retrofitted.

    I guess there will always need to be some manual switches, but one would think that a good chuck of 'em could all be controlled by a flight computer nowadays.
     

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