List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

1961 – Voskhod Spacecraft “Globus” IMP navigation instrument

     

This device was the location indicator for Russian spacecrafts from the world's first manned spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin, 12 April 1961, until 2002. It contains a mechanical computer and a physical globe which rotated to always display the point on earth exactly underneath the spacecraft, or, alternatively, the point where the spacecraft would land if the re-entry rockets where fired at that exact moment. The numbered bullets on the globe in the third picture indicate radio communication centers linked to mission control in Moscow.

Source: Wikipedia.

 



Added by Yvonne Jansen on November 16, 2014. Category: Measuring instrument Tags: , ,