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