The Display Keyboard (DSKY), designed by the Raytheon Corporation, 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: one on the main control panel and one in the lower navigation bay. The lunar module had one, identical DSKY. 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 specimen is one of several transferred from NASA to the Museum at the end of the Apollo program. It is not known whether it was installed in a flown spacecraft.
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration