Sextant, Eyepiece, Apollo 4
- Kollsman Instrument Company
- Apollo astronauts navigated from Earth orbit to the Moon and back in part by taking star sightings. The Command Module contained a sextant and a scanning telescope for this purpose. Sightings taken by the astronauts with these devices were translated into data that was processed by the on-board digital computer.
- This sextant, made by the Kollsman Instrument Company, may have flown on Apollo 4, an unmanned test flight.
- Transferred from NASA to the Museum in 1972.
- Credit Line
- Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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- Restrictions & Rights
- Usage conditions apply
- SPACECRAFT-Manned-Guidance & Control
- Rubber, aluminum, stainless steel, glass, paint, ink
- 3-D: 21 x 10.2 x 10.8cm (8 1/4 x 4 x 4 1/4 in.)
- Country of Origin
- United States of America
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- Not determined
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