Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shuttle memory

When I started at JSC, the landing imagery on the Shuttle motion base simulator wasn't computer generated (I assume it was at the end of the program).  Instead there was a multi-story model of the landing area.  There was a TV camera on an Y-Y-Z drive that would display the scenery in the simulator.  On the other side of the camera system was a huge bank of bright lights to ensure there were no shadows.  It was pretty impressive set up.  A quick search found nothing about this.