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Indicator, Attitude, Gemini 7


Display Status:

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

Collection Item Summary:

This instrument consists of a marked sphere with 360 degrees of freedom in each axis. It is slaved to the spacecraft's inertial platform and continuously displays attitude information. Three needle-type indicators display attitude, or attitude rate information, as selected by the astronaut.

This device, made by Lear Siegler Inc., flew on Gemini 7, in December 1965, piloted by astronauts Frank Borman and James Lovell.

Donated to the Museum by the McDonnell Douglas Corporation in 1968.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum


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


Credit Line

Gift of the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation.


Case: metal, with glass face


3-D: 11.4 x 21.6 x 14cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management

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