Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 15.2 x 25.4 x 57.8cm (6 x 10 x 22 3/4 in.)
Storage: 69.85 x 39.37 x 138.43cm (2ft 3 1/2in. x 1ft 3 1/2in. x 4ft 6 1/2in.)
Magnesium, Rubber (Silicone), Plastic, Aluminum, Brass, Gold Plating, Steel, Nylon
This is a "Block I," unflown keyboard and display unit (DSKY) for the Apollo Command Module's Guidance Computer. The Block I units were installed on early unmanned Apollo capsules, but by the time of the first manned mission (Apollo 7, in 1968) the computer and DSKY were both replaced by a more advanced, "Block II" design.
This object was manufactured by Raytheon Corp. and transferred by NASA to the museum in 1972.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration