Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 78.7 x 33.3 x 33cm (31 x 13 1/8 x 13 in.)
Case: Magnesium-Lithium alloy. Internal circuits: Plastic, Paint, Epoxy, Steel, Glass, Paper, Leather, Gold Plating, Brass, Adhesive, Phenolic Resin, Copper, Rubber (Silicone), Nylon
This is an unflown example of the computer that was used to guide the Saturn V launch vehicle into Earth Orbit, and then on a trajectory to the Moon. It was built by the IBM Corporation, for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center donated this artifact to the Smithsonian in 2008.
Gift of U.S. Space and Rocket Center.