Space Shuttle Atlantis OMDP at Palmdale 1998
The State-of-the-Art Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem (MEDS)
the Shuttle cockpit's four existing cathode ray tube (CRT) screens, mechanical
and instruments with full-color flat panel displays like those currently
in use on
commercial jet airliners or military aircraft. These glass screens
Shuttle crews with information now displayed by mechanical flight instruments
attitude-display, Mach-speed, and horizontal-situation indicators. The
because present electro-mechanical devices are becoming obsolete and
Here are some views on Atlantis new MED Cockpit. Atlantis first
flight after this mod. is Dec. 2,1999.
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.
Return to Space Photography Page