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Item 527 - Mission Control Console Catalog 429 (May 2014)

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Sold Price: $13,261.85 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Fabulous Apollo Program two-terminal console used in a support room of the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Panel measures 62.5″ long, 56″ tall, and 47″ wide. Although dating from the Apollo program, the console has been fitted with Space Shuttle-era panels and monitors and is complete with its wiring and cables. This console is from the third floor of MCC, Room 313, used for Command Support. This particular console would be used to configure the network to relay commands originating in the main control room to the Space Shuttle. Some of the buttons refer to Tracking Data Relay Satellite used to support shuttle command and control. Other buttons indicate K-band Single Access (KSA1, KSA2) and S-band Single Access (SSA1, SSA2). The top of the console is configured for holding additional large monitors. This console was used during the Challenger explosion in 1986. The front of the console bears a Rockwell International label, with two Ford Aerospace and Communications labels affixed to the components, one which reads, “Console #319, Model OA 2714, Serial 8400.” In fine overall condition, with expected wear. Console was previously displayed at the Challenger Learning Center in Kansas. Note: Winning bidder is responsible for cost of shipping console from origin to destination. Please call RR Auction for more details. RR Auction COA.

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