National Geographic : 1961 Nov
Finger-tip Control Steadies CUSS I Above Pacific Deeps Working in four-hour shifts, helmsmen kept the rig within 250 feet of its planned position above the drill hole thousands of feet below. In the pilothouse, engineer Russell Thornburg peers into the radarscope which shows position of the ship. By moving the joy stick, Ray Garcia con trols the speed and direction of all four outboard motors, shift ing CUSS I forward, backward, or sideways. By turning the wheel, he can make the ship pivot. Switches on the control panel provide auxiliary control systems for motors.