General Inquiry: Associate Director, Engineering Directorate
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Johnson Space Center
Mail Code: EA
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058
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Primarily used with a "Canned Man" (i.e., a machine to simulate a human metabolism) to test Portable Life Support Systems.
A 16.8 m (55 ft) diameter x 27.4 m (90 ft) high, thermal-vacuum test facility. Its usable test volume and high-fidelity space simulation capabilities are adaptable for thermal-vacuum testing of a wide variety of test articles, including entire space vehicles.
Second largest chamber in the laboratory. Is also designed for relatively large gas loads at high vacuum.
Small, high vacuum bakeable chamber equipped with cold walls.
Programmable-temperature enclosure for large test articles.
High-vacuum pumping station normally configured with a bell jar.
Temperature enclosure which is programmable by means of a computerized controller.
.76 m3 (27 ft3) chamber which can be used to control temperature and humidity.
Medium-sized high-vacuum chamber with cold walls.
Medium-sized chamber with thermal-vacuum capabilities. Vacuum is provided by a mechanical pump and one turbo-molecular pump.
Next generation vehicle for space exploration.
Robonaut 2 (R2) is the first humanoid robot in space.
Morpheus is a vertical test bed demonstrating new green propellant propulsion systems and autonomous landing and hazard detection technology.