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Glass Cockpit

Snapshot: Glass Cockpit

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National Geographic
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by National Geographic on Oct 09, 2012
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During Endeavour’s last major modification period between 2003 and 2005, the orbiter received several major hardware and safety upgrades. This included a glass cockpit system replacing 32 traditional analog gauges with eleven full-color electronic instrument displays. The system is common on commercial aircraft and allowed the shuttle crew to focus with greater efficiency on only the flight information necessary for a specific part of the mission.


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