Space Shuttle Endeavour Cockpit
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Space Shuttle Endeavour was the fifth and final spaceworthy NASA space shuttle to be built, constructed as a replacement for Challenger. Endeavour first flew in May 1992 on mission STS-49 and its last mission STS-134 was in May 2011.

This panorama is taken from the Commander's seat. If you look closely on the panel low and just to the right of the control stick you can see the abort switch that the Commander would set in the event of an issue on launch. ATO (Abort to Orbit) was used once, I think, and, thankfully, no one ever had to use the RTLS (Return To Launch Site) option, an extremely risky maneuver that no one thought would work.

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