Console, Main Module, Main Propulsion System, Liquid Oxygen, Space Shuttle


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

These consoles contain several electronic data displays from the firing room at the NASA Kennedy Space Center. They were used to manage the launch the Space Shuttle. In that room, several rows of similar consoles were staffed to monitor critical parameters before a launch. This station monitored parameters of the Shuttle's liquid oxygen tank. Controllers seated at these stations communicated with a headset and telephone connection.

NASA transferred this unit to the Museum in 2012.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center

Country of Origin

United States of America


  • HAZ MAT: Cadmium
  • Non-Magnetic White Metal
  • Steel
  • Iron Alloy
  • Paint
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Ink
  • Rubber
  • Adhesive Stickers
  • Electronic Wiring
  • Adhesive Tape
  • [Previously Entered] Frame: Sheet metal. Components: various electronics


  • 3-D: 144.8 × 134 × 140.3cm, 211.8kg (4 ft. 9 in. × 4 ft. 4 3/4 in. × 4 ft. 7 1/4 in., 467lb.)
  • 3-D (Aluminum Pallet Storage): 153 × 152.4 × 165.1cm, 269kg (5 ft. 1/4 in. × 5 ft. × 5 ft. 5 in., 593lb.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


EQUIPMENT-Ground Control Apparatus