Keyboard, Display (DSKY), Apollo

Keyboard, Display (DSKY), Apollo

     

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.

This specimen is of an early version of the design, which was modified for later flights that actually took astronauts to the Moon.

Transferred by 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
Case: metal. Buttons and display: plastic. Display: glass
Dimensions
3-D: 25.4 x 25.4 x 30.5cm (10 x 10 x 12 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.

This specimen is of an early version of the design, which was modified for later flights that actually took astronauts to the Moon.

Transferred by 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
Case: metal. Buttons and display: plastic. Display: glass
Dimensions
3-D: 25.4 x 25.4 x 30.5cm (10 x 10 x 12 in.)

ID: A19720312000