On-line Book

Book Cover
Cover Page



Phase I:
Introductory Essay

Phase II:
Introductory Essay

Wind Tunnels

Engine Development

Engine Test Stands

Rocket Testing


Launch Pads

Apollo Training

Apollo Hardware Testing

Unmanned Spacecraft Testing

Tracking Stations

Mission Control Centers

Other Support


Man in Space
A National Historic Landmark Theme Study
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H. Apollo Hardware Test Facility

18. Space Environmental Simulation Laboratory (Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center)

The Space Environment Simulation Laboratory is important because it was used to man-rate and test the integrity of the Apollo Command and Service Module, Lunar Module, and spacesuits under simulated space conditions here on Earth. This testing was essential to the safety and well being of the Apollo astronauts.

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