Last Look Inside Atlantis

Posted by Scott

CollectSpace gives us one last look at the now defunct Shuttle Atlantis. Incredible detail in these interiors, I can’t even imagine the level of engineering and testing that went into even the smallest components on this spacecraft. More images here.

Further reading / viewing – Discovery: A Visual Eulogy

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BossnotBoss says:

January 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

.and I thought getting jquery to work correctly on my blog was hard….thinking about the work that went into making Atlantis function really puts things into perspective :)


Fred says:

January 2, 2012 at 6:08 pm

For any one out there interested in the shuttle’s instrument pannels I’d recommend the book “The Space Shuttle’s Operator’s Manual”.

It has some very cool technical Illustrations from the 70s and 80s.

Although the book itself in not an official NASA document, the diagrams and illustrations came from real NASA manuals.


Dave Ridley says:

January 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Wow, as a total space geek these photos are amazing, cheers! Been watching the ‘From Earth To The Moon’ series all over again on the projector recently, definitely recommend it to those that haven’t seen it.

Love the technical feats of engineering involved in space exploration, such an accomplishment.


Tim says:

January 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Wow, amazing images, thanks so much for sharing.

@Fred – thanks for the book recommendation, looks absolutely stunning! Would love some of those illustrations as prints!