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


Manufacturer: IBM Corporation

Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: 3-D: 29.8 x 54.6 x 22.2cm (11 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 8 3/4 in.)

Materials: Metals (stainless steel, aluminum)

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.

Inventory number: A20000664000

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