Slide Rule, 5-inch, Pickett N600-ES, Apollo 13

During the Apollo missions, an on-board computer and large computers on Earth performed the critical guidance and navigation calculations necessary for a successful journey. In addition, crews carried a slide rule for more routine calculations. NASA chose a 5-inch, metal rule, model "N600-ES," manufactured by the Pickett Company for their use. It was a model that was popular among engineers, scientists and students at the time. No modifications were needed for use in space.

This rule was used by the crew of Apollo 13, in April 1970.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1984.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Pickett & Eckel Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Brass
Plastic
Unknown white metal plating
Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 6in. x 1 1/2in. x 5/16in. (15.24 x 3.81 x 0.79cm)

During the Apollo missions, an on-board computer and large computers on Earth performed the critical guidance and navigation calculations necessary for a successful journey. In addition, crews carried a slide rule for more routine calculations. NASA chose a 5-inch, metal rule, model "N600-ES," manufactured by the Pickett Company for their use. It was a model that was popular among engineers, scientists and students at the time. No modifications were needed for use in space.

This rule was used by the crew of Apollo 13, in April 1970.

Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1984.

Transferred from National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Pickett & Eckel Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Miscellaneous

Materials
Brass
Plastic
Unknown white metal plating
Steel
Dimensions
Overall: 6in. x 1 1/2in. x 5/16in. (15.24 x 3.81 x 0.79cm)

ID: A19840160000