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    Russian Training-Used Mir Space Station Command Control Console and Monitor. This is one of the major control panels and was used by both astronauts and cosmonauts in training and preparation for trips to the orbiting space station. There are two components mounted to a 12" x 26" x 10" heavy black metal rack with a metal plaque on the base reading: "MIR Space Station/ Command Control/ Console and Monitor". The top piece is a video monitor of 9.5" x 10.5" overall dimensions. Beneath is mounted a pushbutton panel of 10" x 7.5" with numerous pushbutton keys. The command generation keys have mutual mechanical inhibits. These keys are used to issue activation and deactivation commands. The blue indicators from the left to right (horizontally) provide notification of: (1) Test of System of orbital pulse; (2) Extinguish the magnetic pulse; (3) Outcome of Diagram of orbital pulse; and (4) System of magnetic pulse output off. The yellow indicators at right: (1) Search; (2) Follow by the close-ups; and (3) Close-ups. On the left side are the following indicators (vertically): (1) Blocking line of instrumentation compartment of the station (red); (2) Numbers 2 (green); and (3) MKS (green). On the right side there is one yellow and two red indicators (vertically): (1) Central Pulse of Complex. (2) Switch on the Instrumentation compartment of the station; (3) Execution.

    In the lower area are two data displays of twelve white buttons each. The left data display contains: Control No.1, Parameter No. 2, Diagram No. 3, Algorithm No. 4, Command No. 5, Exploitation No. 6, Maintenance No. 7, Sound switch block No. 8, Disposal No. 9, Expertise 0, Close-ups, and overflow disposal. The right side data display contains: Active thermal control subsystem, Gas mixture simply System, Motion control system, Motion control module, System of control of unit complex NA, Diagram of exploitation of the block, Instrumentation panel, System of instrumentation panel. The corresponding panel light verifies successful execution of the command. There is a wiring harness coming from the back of this unit with six multi-pin connectors. This important historical artifact would make an interesting addition to any collection with great displayability. The entire unit is in fine condition.

    The Mir space station orbited the earth for fifteen years; its assembly in orbit began with the core module launch in 1986 and continued for ten years. It was occupied by a crew for more than twelve years of its fifteen year life, playing host to 125 space travelers from twelve different countries. After 86,331 total orbits, Mir re-entered Earth's atmosphere on March 23, 2001, breaking up over the southern Pacific Ocean.

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