This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Collection Item Summary:
Apollo astronauts used this instrument to determing the attitude, in three dimensions, of the Command Module as it traveled through space. It was patterned after a similar indicator used on aircraft, but modified for use on a spacecraft that operated mostly in the absence of aerodynamic forces. This indicator, probably unflown, was removed from its housing for display purposes.
Collection Item Long Description:
- Base- Aluminum
- Faceplate - Plastic
- Gimbals - Aluminum
- Sphere- Painted plastic