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Space Shuttle simulator cockpit, fish-eye lens view. This is NASA's Multifunction Electronic Display Subsystem (MEDS), known as the "glass cockpit". This new technology, introduced in 1999, enhanced safety on the Space Shuttles by providing multiple backup display functions, bringing the Shuttles up to the level of technology found in many commercial airliners. Photographed in 1999.
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