Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator
Mariner 10 in JPLs 25-foot space simulator.gif
Mariner 10 in the Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator
Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator is located in California
Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator
Location Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Coordinates 34°12′9.8″N 118°10′22.4″W / 34.202722°N 118.172889°W / 34.202722; -118.172889Coordinates: 34°12′9.8″N 118°10′22.4″W / 34.202722°N 118.172889°W / 34.202722; -118.172889
Built 1961
Architect NASA
NRHP Reference # 85002812
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 3, 1985[1]
Designated NHL October 3, 1985[2]

The Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator is an 85-foot-high (26 m) stainless-steel cylinder at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, that is 27 feet (8.2 m) in diameter.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1985 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][1]

It is used for testing spacecraft in space-like conditions of extreme cold, near-vacuum pressure, and high radiation. Ranger, Surveyor, Mariner, and Voyager spacecraft were all tested in this facility.[3]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Twenty-Five-Foot Space Simulator". National Historic Landmarks Quioklinks. National Park Service. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Harry A. Butowsky (May 15, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Twenty-Five Foot Space Simulator" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 2 photos, exterior and interior, from 1983 PDF (32 KB)