IBM AP101 General Purpose Computer
IBM AP-101 computers were used in Spacelab to operate the laboratory's subsystems (power, thermal, etc.) as well as to monitor and control experiment operations through a data display system with keyboard and screen. NASA reported this computer as flown on Space Shuttle missions STS-50 (U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 1, 1992) and STS-73 (U.S. Microgravity Laboratory 2, 1995) before transferring it to the Museum.
Transferred from NASA, Johnson Space Center.
Manufacturer: IBM Corporation
Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 8 3/4 in. tall x 11 3/4 in. wide x 1 ft. 9 1/2 in. deep (22.23 x 29.85 x 54.61cm)
metals (stainless steel, aluminum)
Inventory Number: A20000664000