Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Aerospace X-Ray - The Orbiter's Pressure Vessel

The pressure vessel is essentially the crew compartment, and is the only element of the Orbiter pressurized throughout the flight. The pressure vessel is separated into three distinct areas. The flight deck contains the flight controls and displays, the mid-deck comprises the living space, with the equipment bay below. Photo courtesy of NASA, from NASA Space Shuttle Owners' Workshop Manual by David Baker.

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