Keyboard, Manual Data, Gemini

Keyboard, Manual Data, Gemini

     

The Manual Data Keyboard (MDK), manufactured by IBM, consists of a ten-digit keypad. Together with the Manual Data Readout device, it was used to input numbers into the Gemini spacecraft on-board computer. Numbers entered via this unit would select memory addresses in the computer, as well as enter actual numerical data. What the numbers signified was determined by settings on the MDR.

McDonnell Douglas gave this MDK to the Museum in 1972.

Gift of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
IBM Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose

Materials
metal case, with plastic buttons.
Dimensions
3-D: 8.3 x 14 x 8.3cm (3 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

The Manual Data Keyboard (MDK), manufactured by IBM, consists of a ten-digit keypad. Together with the Manual Data Readout device, it was used to input numbers into the Gemini spacecraft on-board computer. Numbers entered via this unit would select memory addresses in the computer, as well as enter actual numerical data. What the numbers signified was determined by settings on the MDR.

McDonnell Douglas gave this MDK to the Museum in 1972.

Gift of the McDonnell Douglas Corporation

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
IBM Corporation

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose

Materials
metal case, with plastic buttons.
Dimensions
3-D: 8.3 x 14 x 8.3cm (3 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.)

ID: A19721015000