This is an IBM AP-101 computer, which was used in Spacelab to operate the laboratory's subsystems (power, thermal, etc.) as well as to monitor and control experiment operations through a data display system with keyboard and screen.
NASA reported this computer as flown on Space Shuttle missions STS-50 (U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 1, 1992) and STS-73 (U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 2, 1995) before transferring it to the Museum.
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
- IBM Corporation
- INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose
- Metals (stainless steel, aluminum)
- 3-D: 29.8 x 54.6 x 22.2cm (11 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)