Thursday, December 29, 2011
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.