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 central section of the Apollo Command Module Simulator instructor operator station (IOS) was used at Kennedy Space Center to direct simulation sessions for Apollo missions. It contains controls and displays the simulation supervisor could use to create almost any imaginable set of contingencies requiring real-time responses from the astronauts and support team.

Ownership of the station was transferred to the Smithsonian in 1975.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration


Aluminum, Copper, Plastic, Adhesive, Foam


3-D: 19 × 12.7 × 7.6cm, 0.5kg (7 1/2 × 5 × 3 in., 1lb.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


EQUIPMENT-Training Devices

Inventory Number