Labs and Machines

Yesterday I attended the “State of NASA” NASA Social event at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. These are some of the labs and machines I saw (click vertical images to make them larger).

Picture of inside of the Satellite Testing and Integrartion Facility at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Inside the Satellite Testing and Integration Facility

Picture of the Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Test Bed lab at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Inside the Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Test Bed lab

Picture of small cleanroom inside of the Satellite Testing and Integrartion Facility at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Small cleanroom inside the Satellite Testing and Integration Facility

Picture of inside of the Satellite Testing and Integrartion Facility at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Inside the Satellite Testing and Integration Facility

Picture of high-capacity centrifuge at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

High-capacity centrifuge in which equipment will be tested–can generate up to 30 G

Picture of Robotic arm being developed to service satellites at the Servicing Technology Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Robotic arm being developed to service satellites at the Servicing Technology Center

Picture of High Bay Cleanroom at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

The High Bay Cleanroom–the world’s largest “publicly known” cleanroom

Picture of High Bay Cleanroom at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Presenters inside the High Bay Cleanroom, where the James Webb Space Telescope is being developed

Picture of the Satellite Testing and Integration Facility at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Inside the Satellite Testing and Integration Facility

Picture of thermal vacuum chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Thermal vacuum chamber to test satellite parts for the chill of space–it takes two weeks to get the inside cold enough

Picture of Robotic arm being developed to service satellites at the Servicing Technology Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Robotic arm being developed to service satellites at the Servicing Technology Center

Picture of the Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Test Bed lab at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, USA

Inside the Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument Test Bed lab

Posting tomorrow: Signs of Life at Goddard

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