Keyboard, Display (DSKY), Apollo Guidance Computer

This is an unflown example of a "Block I" display keyboard (DSKY) developed by Raytheon for the Apollo program. It was the primary means by which astronauts communicated with the Apollo on-board guidance computer. The Block I design was used in several unmanned flights, but it was replaced by a more advanced design for the piloted flights, which took astronauts to the Moon and back, and to several missions in near Earth orbit.

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.

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Overall - aluminum, plastic, steel-painted
Exterior - black electrical tape
Exterior - plastic coated copper wire
Dimensions
3-D: 26.7 x 24.1 x 21.6cm (10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

This is an unflown example of a "Block I" display keyboard (DSKY) developed by Raytheon for the Apollo program. It was the primary means by which astronauts communicated with the Apollo on-board guidance computer. The Block I design was used in several unmanned flights, but it was replaced by a more advanced design for the piloted flights, which took astronauts to the Moon and back, and to several missions in near Earth orbit.

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.

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Overall - aluminum, plastic, steel-painted
Exterior - black electrical tape
Exterior - plastic coated copper wire
Dimensions
3-D: 26.7 x 24.1 x 21.6cm (10 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)

ID: A19720314000