Keyboard, Display (DSKY), Apollo, Block I
- Raytheon Corp.
- The Display Keyboard (DSKY), manufactured by Raytheon, was the method by which Apollo astronauts communicated with the computers on board the Apollo Command and Lunar Modules. A Command module had two DSKYs: one on the main control panel and one in the lower navigation bay. The LM had one DSKY. The interface consisted of a simple numerical keyboard, a row of status lights, and a set of lighted numerical indicators. Astronauts instructed the computer by keying in numerical codes in a "verb - noun" sequence; e.g. "display velocity."
- This DSKY is one of several in the NASM collection, and represents the early, "Block I" design. It was never flown. NASA transferred this DSKY to the Museum in 1972.
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- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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- Usage conditions apply
- Case: metal. Buttons and display: plastic. Display: glass
- 3-D: 35.6 x 30.5 x 35.6cm (14 x 12 x 14 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- National Air and Space Museum
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