Instrument Panel, Trainer, Command Module, Apollo

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:

This instrument panel was installed in the Command Module Simulator (CMS) that was used for training by the astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center.

Most of the controls and displays for the spacecraft were located on the main instrument panel facing the three crew members when they were seated in the crew couches. Controls, switches and displays for piloting the spacecraft and for monitoring and controlling the performance of all systems were located on various panels located inside the crew compartment, with the main panel measuring approximately 7 feet long and 3 feet high.

It was removed from the CMS and transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian for display in 1975.