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Space History Photo: Dynamic Test Chamber at Goddard Space Flight Center

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A technician installs a camera system in 1964 to capture the thorough test run in a simulated space environment. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, taken in 1964, a Goddard Space Flight Center photographer is assembling a camera system inside the dynamic test chamber at the Center's test and evaluation facilities. Thorough testing in facilities that simulate the space environment has become a hallmark at Goddard.

After spending years on a single project, no scientist or engineer wants to lose a key instrument or an entire satellite because of a faulty component or electrical connection. As a result, developing thorough test and evaluation facilities and procedures has always remained a high priority.

Each weekday, SPACE.com looks back at the history of spaceflight through photos (archive).

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