Guidance and Navigation System, Command Module, Apollo, Test article

The Apollo Guidance and Navigation System was a combination of optical sensors, gyroscopes, a digital computer, and other devices, which managed the guidance and navigation of the Apollo Command, Service, and Lunar modules during the journey from Earth orbit to the Moon and back. This unit was used for testing and evaluation at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the systems were built.

Donated by the MIT Instrumentation Lab to the Museum in 1976.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kollsman Instrument Company
Designer
MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal housing, optical glass, wires, electrical components covered in potting compounds inside.
Dimensions
3-D: 101.6 x 91.4 x 116.8cm (40 x 36 x 46 in.)

The Apollo Guidance and Navigation System was a combination of optical sensors, gyroscopes, a digital computer, and other devices, which managed the guidance and navigation of the Apollo Command, Service, and Lunar modules during the journey from Earth orbit to the Moon and back. This unit was used for testing and evaluation at the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the systems were built.

Donated by the MIT Instrumentation Lab to the Museum in 1976.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kollsman Instrument Company
Designer
MIT Instrumentation Laboratory

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Apollo to the Moon

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal housing, optical glass, wires, electrical components covered in potting compounds inside.
Dimensions
3-D: 101.6 x 91.4 x 116.8cm (40 x 36 x 46 in.)

ID: A19761254000