Eyepiece, Sextant, Apollo 16

Eyepiece, Sextant, Apollo 16

     

This is one of two optical devices installed on an Apollo Command Module that assisted the astronauts in navigating from Earth to the Moon. It allowed the astronauts to take fixes on stars, which were combined with other data in the Module's guidance computer to give them accurate position and velocity.

This device, made by the Kollsman Instrument Company, was flown on Apollo 16, a lunar mission that flew in April 1972.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1977.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kollsman Instrument Company

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal housing with glass optics
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 7.6cm (7 x 3 in.)

This is one of two optical devices installed on an Apollo Command Module that assisted the astronauts in navigating from Earth to the Moon. It allowed the astronauts to take fixes on stars, which were combined with other data in the Module's guidance computer to give them accurate position and velocity.

This device, made by the Kollsman Instrument Company, was flown on Apollo 16, a lunar mission that flew in April 1972.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1977.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Kollsman Instrument Company

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station
Human Spaceflight

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Navigational

Materials
Metal housing with glass optics
Dimensions
3-D: 17.8 x 7.6cm (7 x 3 in.)

ID: A19770205000