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    Space Shuttle Interim Teleprinter with Control Panel. A heavy-duty piece of equipment, approximately 17" x 8" x 20" deep with a separate control panel and cable (included). The purpose of this unit was to provide orbital capability to receive and reproduce hardcopy text from the ground for various purposes including crew activity changes, weather reports, procedures, etc. From the NASA Human Space Flight website comes a technical description: "It is a modified teletype machine located in a locker in the crew compartment middeck. Electrical power is connected to the dc utility power outlet on panel A15, and audio is connected to the PS comm outlet on panel A15. During launch, the PS comm outlet is used for crew communications; therefore, the audio cable for the teleprinter must be connected on orbit, and the ATU at panel L9 must be reconfigured on orbit. The panel L9 payload station power switch is positioned to aud, A/G 1 is positioned to off , A/G 2 is positioned to t/r , the thumbwheel is positioned to 9, A/A is positioned to off , the two icom switches are positioned to off , and the xmit/icom mode rotary switch is positioned to PTT/PTT. The power switch on the teleprinter locker door is in the on position at launch. Turning the dc utility power switch on panel A15 to on powers up the teleprinter and illuminates a green light on the locker door." Included are photocopies of several pages from the NASA "Crew Systems Equipment Workbook" regarding the function and use of this printer on board the Space Shuttle. Very fine condition with proper tagging.

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