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July 22, 2009

Leader of the Muses

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Guest question from udupendra. Thanks sire!

If you were using this, what would your likely destination be?

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Answer:udupendra says
The Moon.

This is the user interface of the ‘Apollo Guidance Computer’ built by MIT. The user interface was called ‘Dsky’ (pronounced ‘dis-key’, and short for ‘dis’play and ‘key’board) and was used by the Command Module to control navigation of the Apollo spacecraft.


22 Responses to “Leader of the Muses”

  1. Rogi
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    The Moon.


  2. udupendra
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    The Moon.

    This is the user interface of the ‘Apollo Guidance Computer’ built by MIT. The user interface was called ‘Dsky’ (pronounced ‘dis-key’, and short for ‘dis’play and ‘key’board) and was used by the Command Module to control navigation of the Apollo spacecraft.


  3. Abhilash

    It is the DSKY used on board the Appolo


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  5. poo

    Apollo Guidance Computer…


  6. The Apollo computer interface box installed in the NASA F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire test aircraft….Straight from NASA website


  7. Higgers

    The moon.


  8. Ajay Parasuram
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    Dryden


  9. Logik
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    This was the display/keypad system on the Apollo spacecraft.
    So, Destination Moon….


  10. Advaith

    This is the Apollo 11 computer interface box. So id guess ud be heading to the moon :)..The gimbal lock gave it away


  11. Deepthi JS

    In some Apollo program ,trying to land on moon maybe…
    The above picture is of display and keyboard interface(dsky) of an apollo guidance Computer.


  12. Ananth
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    This is the Apollo display and keyboard unit (DSKY) used for fly-by-wire. So I guess the likely destination is Moon. Actually, it could be to nowhere too… in case of a simulation. :P.


  13. prasadbhat

    the destination would be moon.this is a Display and Keyboard assembly(DSKY) used on the onboard computers of apollo spacecrafts


  14. Dibyo
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    The Moon?

    This looks like the DSKY. Quoting some random website..

    The DSKY is the “display/keyboard” used by the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC). The DSKY provided only a means to input keyboard data to the AGC, or to display visual information at command of the AGC, and therefore had little or no functionality of its own, when considered as a stand-alone device. The DSKY was used in both the Command Module and the Lunar Module.


  15. The Apollo computer interface box. Destination Moon.


  16. Kaiser Soze

    Moon


  17. The Apollo computer interface box installed in the NASA F-8 Digital Fly-By-Wire test aircraft. (NASA Photo EC96-43408-1)


  18. varuns88
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    moon


  19. Raghuvansh
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    The moon.

    Moon/Space fixation intended?


  20. Mo

    DSKY, so the moon.

    http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/yaDSKY.html

    The DSKY is the “display/keyboard” (DSKY) used by the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC). The DSKY provided only a means to input keyboard data to the AGC, or to display visual information at command of the AGC, and therefore had little or no functionality of its own, when considered as a stand-alone device.

    The DSKY may seem somewhat familiar from, for example, the movie Apollo 13. In the HBO mini-series, From the Earth to the Moon, the DSKY appears so prominently that it almost becomes another character (dramatically speaking). For those of us who are familiar with it from these sources, it is easy to think of the DSKY itself as being the computer. However, the DSKY really was quite independent from the AGC. From the computer’s standpoint, the DSKY was just another few i/o channels, more or less, as in the block diagram below.


  21. madhur
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    Moon


  22. duriel
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    Teh moon.

    Apollo computer Dsky user interface unit.


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