Com­mand Mod­ule Ro­ta­tional Hand Con­troller, Apollo 12

Air & Space Smithsonian - - I Was There -

u Owner David Meer­man Scott loves this joy­stick-like con­trap­tion for its func­tion: “It was ac­tu­ally used to con­trol the space­craft!” Scott is as­tounded at the costs of col­lect­ing: specif­i­cally, how small they are, de­spite the re­cent in­fla­tion. “You can ac­quire ob­jects used on these mis­sions for a frac­tion of the cost of a Babe Ruth base­ball bat. To me, it’s the bar­gain of the cen­tury.”

Above: Richard F. “Dick” Gor­don trains for his stint as Apollo 12 com­mand mod­ule pi­lot, 1969.

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