Description

    Apollo Program Hardware: Numerical Display Panel from the Apollo Guidance Computer Display and Keyboard (DSKY) Unit. A heavy, metal and glass assembly, 3.25" x 4.5" x 1.125" in overall dimensions including the mounting flange. This is the twenty-one digit numerical readout display portion of the DSKY unit, one of its three major parts. Printed on the back panel is the NASA Part No. "1006315-001 Rev. E" and LSI Part No. "142882-001" and Ser. No. "205". On one end is printed: "2004746-001/ RAY 205". There are four printed sections on the glass-covered display: "COMP ACTY" which would light up as the computer was working; "PROG" which displayed the two-digit program number as it was entered; "VERB" which showed the action to be performed; and "NOUN" which showed what specific data was affected by the action specified by the "Verb" command.

    A DSKY was mounted into the control panel of each lunar module and two were found in each command module. This was the astronaut's interface allowing access to the groundbreaking Apollo Guidance Computer, developed by MIT, on board. It permitted the astronauts to collect and provide flight information and was very important in the precise landings on the moon needed for a successful mission. Each different program had a two-digit code and commands were entered as two-digit numbers in a verb-noun sequence. It is impossible to overestimate the importance of the DSKY interface and the AGC to the Apollo moon landing program. Untested. Though unflown, this is an extremely rare piece of Computer and Space history. Excellent condition.


    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Miscellaneous Collectibles, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    30th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 697

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 May 12 Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 September 14 Rare Books Signature Auction - Dallas
    2017 September 14 Rare Books Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,885,076