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Apollo CM DSKY Apollo Computer Interface

21 Mar

Extremely important original Block I Apollo Guidance computer display and keyboard (DSKY) unit, a predecessor to the Block II intended for application onboard the Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module. The data entry and display device measures 8 x 8 x 6.5, and has 19 keys and a digital display. The back of the unit retains its NASA Raytheon Co. metal label which reads, “Apollo G & N System…Part No. 2003985-051, Serial No. RAY 12, NAS 9-497.” A NASA property tag is affixed above, reading: “NASA Property, North American Aviation, Inc., F340463.” This interface was the instrument that allowed the astronauts to communicate directly with the on board guidance computer. The Command Module had two DSKYs connected to its AGC; one located on the main instrument panel and a second located in the lower equipment bay near a sextant used for aligning the inertial guidance platform, with a single DSKY installed in the lunar module. These units would also be used during the Skylab missions. In overall fine condition.

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