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
- Raytheon Corp.
- 3-D: 17.8 x 5.1 x 11.4cm (7 x 2 x 4 1/2 in.)