Flight-ready Space Shuttle Teleprinter (flight history unknown), measuring approximately 17″ x 20″ x 10″, with part number plate on the front, "P/N SED18100074-303, S/N 1002 ASSY." Additional NASA property tags are affixed on the top and other side. The printer retains its roll of paper. In very good to fine condition.
This Space Shuttle teleprinter system, a modified teletype machine located in the Orbiter's middeck crew compartment locker, served as the prime method of transmitting written data to a crew on orbit. It provided the capability to receive and reproduce text-only data, such as procedures, weather reports, and crew activity plan updates or changes transmitted from the Mission Control Center. It is accompanied by three pages of literature copied from the Crew Systems Equipment Workbook from July 1987, explaining the function and operation of the printer.