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The Space Mechanisms Accelerated Test Chamber can test articles in vacuum or simulated atmosphere. Wheels on the Mars Pathfinder rover were tested in this chamber.

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Tribology and Mechanical Components Branch - Facilities

The Tribology & Mechancial Componets Branch performs research in mechanical components and system technologies to improve the performance, reliability, and integrity of aerospace drive systems, high temperature seals, and space mechanisms.
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Our facilities can be made available to industry and academia.
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