Keyboard, Manual Data, Gemini 7

Keyboard, Manual Data, Gemini 7

     

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.

This keyboard was taken from the Gemini 7 spacecraft, which flew in Earth orbit in December 1965, piloted by astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell, Jr. NASA transferred this MDK to the Museum in 1976.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
IBM Corporation

Type
EQUIPMENT-Landing

Materials
Aluminum, Acrylic (Plexiglas), Steel, Cadmium Plating, Plastic, Paint
Dimensions
3-D: 8.6 x 14 x 8.6cm, 0.6kg (3 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in., 1 3/8lb.)

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.

This keyboard was taken from the Gemini 7 spacecraft, which flew in Earth orbit in December 1965, piloted by astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell, Jr. NASA transferred this MDK to the Museum in 1976.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
IBM Corporation

Type
EQUIPMENT-Landing

Materials
Aluminum, Acrylic (Plexiglas), Steel, Cadmium Plating, Plastic, Paint
Dimensions
3-D: 8.6 x 14 x 8.6cm, 0.6kg (3 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in., 1 3/8lb.)

ID: A19761884000