Fran also uses the video to announce a new project she’s starting in collaboration with the Smithsonian, the recreation of an Apollo DSKY, or display & keyboard for the Apollo guidance computer. These devices were the human interface to the critical computer guidance systems that flew the Apollo missions to the moon and back to earth. It will be very interesting to see how Fran goes about recreating the special displays and hardware of the DSKY–should be a fun project to watch!
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