The Space Shuttle Endeavour is the youngest shuttle and the second to last ever launch. The flight deck within is a smorgasbord of dials, switches and monitors, which allowed the computer-controlled orbiter to enter the top of Earth’s atmosphere at greater than the speed of sound and – just thirty minutes later – land on a runway like an airplane.
Why we like it
The shuttle itself is obviously a masterful piece of design, but the flight deck is almost hypnotic. Just trying to imagine learning to fly this spacecraft makes our heads hurt, but despite the complexity the layout of around 1,000 instruments, it’s dizzyingly beautiful.