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Controller, Attitude, Gemini 8

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This object is on display in the Human Spaceflight exhibition station at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.


Manufacturer: Honeywell Inc.

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 41.9 x 21.6 x 12.7cm (16 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 5 in.)

Materials: Case: aluminum. Electronic components made of different materials inside.

This device is part of the Attitude Control and Maneuver Electronics (ACME) for the Gemini spacecraft designed by Honeywell, Inc. The ACME provided attitude control, automatically or manually, during all flight phases of a mission. It worked in conjunction with the spacecraft rate gyros, inertial platform, horizon sensors, computer, and hand inputs to provide commands to the craft's thrusters.

This specimen was installed on the Gemini 8 spacecraft, which flew in March 1966.

Transferred by NASA to the Museum in 1970.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Inventory number: A19700205000

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