Computer Console, CDC 3800, Right Side

This is part of the Control Data 3800 series mainframe computer installed and used for many years at the Consolidated Space Test Center, Sunnyvale, California, where it was used in the management of various military space activities. The CDC 3800 was a military version of a general-purpose, commercial mainframe computer.

This computer was in operation at the CSTC from the late 1960s through Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Transferred from the U.S. Air Force

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Control Data Corporation

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose

Materials
Base: beige-painted steel
Console: beige-painted particle board
Control Panel: gray steel, plastice buttons, blue Plexiglas
Dimensions
3-D: 182.9 x 81.3 x 94cm (72 x 32 x 37 in.)

This is part of the Control Data 3800 series mainframe computer installed and used for many years at the Consolidated Space Test Center, Sunnyvale, California, where it was used in the management of various military space activities. The CDC 3800 was a military version of a general-purpose, commercial mainframe computer.

This computer was in operation at the CSTC from the late 1960s through Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

Transferred from the U.S. Air Force

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Control Data Corporation

Location
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar
James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Type
INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose

Materials
Base: beige-painted steel
Console: beige-painted particle board
Control Panel: gray steel, plastice buttons, blue Plexiglas
Dimensions
3-D: 182.9 x 81.3 x 94cm (72 x 32 x 37 in.)

ID: A19930081000