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ABOUT THE NBL

NBL Characteristics
NBL Size The NBL was sized to perform two activities simultaneously; each uses mockups sufficiently large to produce meaningful training content and duration. It is 202 ft in length, 102 ft in width, and 40 ft in depth (20 ft above ground level and 20 ft below) and holds 6.2 million gallons of water. Even at this size, the International Space Station, at 350 ft x 240 ft when complete, will not fit inside the NBL.


Sonny Carter Training Facility - Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas

Public tours of the NBL are available through Space Center Houston


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Responsible NASA official: Robert Durkin
Curator:  NBL Webmaster
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Last Updated: May 30, 2012