ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.

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ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE
USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI
Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.

Sold for US$ 20,075 inc. premium
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE
USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI
Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
The instructor's control panel labeled: "GEMINI ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYS CONSOLE. INSTRUCTOR'S CONTROL PANEL." Metal manufacturer plaque reads: "GEMINI 133P. TRAINER ASSEMBLY ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM. PANEL 1 OF 5. CONTRACTOR MCDONNELL. ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. MANUFACTURED BY BURTEK INC. TULSA OKLAHOMA. MFG. DATE MO. 2 YR. 1963. CONTRACT NO. NAS9-170. PART NO. 52E095003-1. SERIAL NO. 1. POWER REQ'TS VOLTS. AMPS. WEIGHT 450. MFG. INSP [STAMP]. CONTR. INSP. GOV'T INSP. [STAMP]. U.S. PROPERTY."

Seated instrument panel with simulated Attitude Display Indicators, Flight Director Controllers, Incremental Velocity Indicator, Platform Controls and Indicators, Manual Data Insertion Unit, Computer Controls and Indicators, as well as AC Power Selector.

A remarkable system used to train the Gemini astronauts at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. Essentially a duplicate of the display panels and instruments found inside the Gemini spacecraft, the system was used to learn the Attitude control and Maneuver Electronics System (ACME), the Orbit Attitude Maneuvering System (OAMS), the Time Reference System, the Sequential Circuits, the Landing & Post landing Procedures, use and control of the Power Source, among many other skills.

Project Gemini was NASA's second human spaceflight program, started in 1961 and concluding in 1966. The spacecraft carried a two person crew, ten of which flew manned low Earth orbit missions between 1965 and 1966. It was an important step on the way to the moon. Its essential objectives were demonstrating astronaut endurance up to almost 14 days - well above the 8-days necessary to journey to the Moon and back, methods of extra vehicular activity (EVA) and orbital maneuvers necessary to for rendezvous and docking with another spacecraft. The Gemini spacecraft was consequently a more complicated vehicle than the Mercury and the astronauts would have had to spend considerably more time training on simulators such as this. In some cases, such as during Gemini 8 when the spacecraft began to dangerously tumble, it was the thorough knowledge of the controls that helped command pilot Neil Armstrong avert disaster. Dave Scott, the pilot on the mission said of the event: "The guy was brilliant. He knew the system so well. He found the solution, he activated the solution, under extreme circumstances ... it was my lucky day to be flying with him."
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ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
ORIGINAL GEMINI 133P TRAINER ATTITUDE & MANEUVER CONTROL SYSTEM CONSOLE USED AT MSC TO TRAIN FOR PROJECT GEMINI Seated instrument panel approx 5 feet 8½ inches at widest point, gimbal system with attitude hand controller labeled "SIMULATED" and central joystick; mounted onto approx 6 x 3 foot base with casters, instructor's control panel mounted to wooden cabinet directly behind chair module, Burtek Inc for McDonnell, 1963.
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