Keyboard, Display (DSKY), Apollo, Block II

Keyboard, Display (DSKY), Apollo, Block II

     

The Display Keyboard (DSKY) was the method by which Apollo astronauts communicated with the computers on board the Apollo Command and Lunar Modules. A Command module had two DSKYs, and the Lunar Module had one. This DSKY was a "Block II" version that was installed in one of the unflown 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.

This artifact was transferred from NASA to NASM in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Raytheon Corp.

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Case: metal
display: plastic
keys: plastic
Dimensions
3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 35.6cm (14 x 12 x 14 in.)

The Display Keyboard (DSKY) was the method by which Apollo astronauts communicated with the computers on board the Apollo Command and Lunar Modules. A Command module had two DSKYs, and the Lunar Module had one. This DSKY was a "Block II" version that was installed in one of the unflown 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.

This artifact was transferred from NASA to NASM in 1972.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Raytheon Corp.

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Case: metal
display: plastic
keys: plastic
Dimensions
3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 35.6cm (14 x 12 x 14 in.)

ID: A19720316000