Space Shuttle Discovery at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, Virginia - 13 & 16 July 2012
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A telephoto view looking through the cockpit windows. Note the fire extinguisher at left and the Head Up Display (HUD) in the window at right. There is a HUD in both the commander's and the pilot's front windows, which assisted the flight crew in making the pinpoint landings the Space Shuttles were famous for.
Looking up toward the Space Shuttle Main Engines at the rear of Discovery. Above and to the right of the SSMEs is one the Orbital Maneuvering System pods. The vernier and primary thrusters of the Reaction Control System that helped Discovery maneuver in space are visible toward the rear of the OMS pod. The main OMS engine is just visible sticking out from the rear of the pod.
As stated previously, "Two of the engine nozzles....are unflown engineering test units, but the one on the lower right flew 14 times." The two smaller engine nozzles above and to the left and right of the middle top SSME are for the Orbital Maneuvering System engines.
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