Re: Houston, we have an auction

Subject: Re: Houston, we have an auction
From: Paul Goble <pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:26:23 -0500

Madelyn wrote:

> The pages themselves are shocking. It's almost in a code;

The astronauts wouldn't have needed any special training to recognize
any of the diagrams or vocabulary--this was as familiar to them as
"CTRL+ALT+DELETE" is to us.

The diagram and about a third of the abbreviations immediately made
sense to me, and that's just based on what I remember from TV and
coloring books as a little kid, plus a few magazine articles. The
diagram shows a few rows of switches from the panel to the left of the
main control panel. RR ANT=Rondezvous Radar Antenna, S-BD ANT=S-Band
Antenna, IMU=Inertial Measurement Unit ("gyros"), BU=Backup(?), etc.
I bet there are readers of this list--kids who dreamed of being
astronauts in the 70's--who recognize every single bit of the "code."

Today's Dilbert strip is quite relevant.

--
Paul Goble
Omaha, Nebraska
pgcommunication -at- gmail -dot- com
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Houston, we have an auction: From: Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare, consultant)

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