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Power Controls

Snapshot: Power Controls

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National Geographic
by National Geographic on Oct 09, 2012
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A powered-up space shuttle orbiter is controlled from both the Launch Control Center and from onboard the orbiter. These controls to the right of the Pilot’s seat keep the electricity flowing to the necessary computers and life-support systems. When circuits are open, the instruments inform whether something is “on” or “off” and as they power down, they physically move and click to the off position as either the LCC or someone onboard flips switches.

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