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Instrument Panel, Trainer, Command Module, Apollo


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Apollo to the Moon exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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.

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

Transferred from the NASA - Kennedy Space Center


Overall: Steel, aluminum, plastic, glass


3-D: 209.6 × 50.8 × 88.3cm (82 1/2 × 20 × 34 3/4 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


SPACECRAFT-Manned-Instruments & Payloads

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