Space Shuttle Atlantis OMDP at Palmdale 1998

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The State-of-the-Art Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem (MEDS) upgrade
           replaces the Shuttle cockpit's four existing cathode ray tube (CRT) screens, mechanical
           gauges, and instruments with full-color flat panel displays like those currently in use on
           modern commercial jet airliners or military aircraft.  These glass screens will also
           provide Shuttle crews with information now displayed by mechanical flight instruments
           such as attitude-display, Mach-speed, and horizontal-situation indicators. The change
           is necessary because present electro-mechanical devices are becoming obsolete and
           more expensive to maintain.

 Here are some views on Atlantis new MED Cockpit. Atlantis first flight after this mod. is Dec. 2,1999.


           A closeup of the Commander's displays.              Here is a technician at that Aft station on the Flight Deck.

Left photo is of the Pilots side and the opening lower center leads to the MidDeck
Right photo is the Commanders side of the Flight Deck.

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