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General Inquiry: Associate Director, Engineering Directorate
Phone: 281.483.8991

Mailing Address:
National Aeronautics & Space Administration
Johnson Space Center
Mail Code: EA
2101 NASA Parkway
Houston, Texas 77058

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Test Facilities Guide

Engineering Test Facilities Guide

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JSC Rockyard

    Desert RATSJSC Rock Yard
    Photo credit: NASA

    The Planetary Analog Test Site (aka Rock Yard) provides a large multi-acre test area which simulates general features of the lunar and Martian surface terrain environment consisting of various slopes, grades, simulated craters and strewn rock field conditions.

    Services provided:

        • Test planning, consultation and integration
        • 110 VAC electrical power available
        • Space suit hardware and test subject support on a “as required” cost-basis


        • Test hardware and/or concept of operations in simulated planetary surface terrain environments
        • Existing facilities, infrastructure, and ground support equipment
        • Full operational capability and readiness
        • Ability to upgrade/reconfigure as needed
        • Capabilities for demonstrating human and robotic interactive test activities
        • Analog test site area capable of enabling large scale, high fidelity integrated test activity scenarios

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