NASA's Space Simulation Chamber

The enormous mouth of NASA’s giant Space Simulation Chamber ready for testing Webb Space Telescope, captured from outside. Look at the persons to compare the size.

“This is what space science is all about,” said NASA photographer Chris Gunn, who captured the photo.

NASA’s giant thermal vacuum chamber, called Chamber A, at Johnson Space Center in Houston

Previously used for manned spaceflight missions, this historic chamber is now filled with engineers and technicians preparing a lift system that will be used to hold the James Webb Space Telescope during testing.

The James Webb Space Telescope is the scientific successor to NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. It will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Webb is an international project led by NASA with its partners, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

NASA's Space Simulation Chamber 2

Images credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

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