Keyboard, Display (DSKY), Apollo Guidance Computer, Fragment

The Display Keyboard (DSKY), designed by the Raytheon Corporation, was the method by which Apollo astronauts communicated with the computers on board the Apollo Command and Lunar Modules. The interface consisted of a simple numerical keyboard, a row of status lights, and a set of lighted numerical indicators. Astronauts instructed the computer by keying in numerical codes in a "verb - noun" sequence; e.g. "display velocity."

This artifact is a fragment of a complete DSKY, possibly used for test purposes.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Raytheon Corp.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Plastic
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 5.1 x 11.4cm (7 x 2 x 4 1/2 in.)

The Display Keyboard (DSKY), designed by the Raytheon Corporation, was the method by which Apollo astronauts communicated with the computers on board the Apollo Command and Lunar Modules. The interface consisted of a simple numerical keyboard, a row of status lights, and a set of lighted numerical indicators. Astronauts instructed the computer by keying in numerical codes in a "verb - noun" sequence; e.g. "display velocity."

This artifact is a fragment of a complete DSKY, possibly used for test purposes.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Raytheon Corp.

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Plastic
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 5.1 x 11.4cm (7 x 2 x 4 1/2 in.)

ID: A19720287000