The first manned Apollo flight
11–22 October 1968
The Apollo 7 crew
LM Pilot Walter Cunningham; CSM Pilot Donn Eisele; Commander Wally
At Honeysuckle during the Apollo 7 mission:
Bryan Sullivan (left) checking spacecraft command data received via a teletype tape from mission control while Ron Hicks makes entries in the computer log book.
In the background is the Telemetry Computer and Magnetic Tape unit.
Items on the console besides an ashtray include a Motorola high speed printer, an intercom control unit and speaker as well as a precision timing device (Smiths cooking timer). The little timer was used during countdowns and mission operations to alert operators of significant events or when to make important keyboard entries into the computers.
Note the Tektronix oscilloscope displaying a circular lissajous figure. Bill Perrin remembers these large trolley mounted oscilloscopes as the Tektronix model 545B which were a common item throughout all the operations sections of the station.
(Notes: Bryan Sullivan. Scan: Colin Mackellar .)