NASA simulation tests are simulation tests done by the scientists before engaging on the actual act of maybe launching a rocket to space. The major reason why NASA engages in what one would term as a time-wasting deed is to ascertain the efficiency of the involved machinery. Some of the things NASA does involves acts that might prove to be risky to the lives of their involved members. They test their equipment thus to avoid he involved risks.
The following are some of the simulations that NASA been up to:
This is simply the simulation of existence in space. The astronauts are subjected to a chamber with vacuum and they are made to act like they actually are in the space. This would equip them with the do-how on living in space. With the zero gravity up there how is one going to survive especially when it comes to eating and drinking because the foods or drinks will not even settle in containers?
Walking in Space
The second thing of course is how to walk in zero gravity. Walking weightless can prove to be quite a complex thing to do and NASA would first train its experts before releasing them to space. This is done in simulation laboratories the most common one being Kennedy simulation laboratory.
Operating Space Ship Deck
Simulation in these laboratories is vast in scale ranging from focusing on flight deck to and space vehicle operation. Simulation of flying a space ship to the astronauts equips them with the knowledge that is so necessary to safely land in space. This is integration of science and engineering and this is to keep the lives of the involved scientists safe
Communicating in Space
Communication is also very important in space between the astronauts and to make this efficient, NASA has been putting their equipment on several tests before employing their uses as this might inconvenience the astronauts.
NASA simulation tests are therefore done to enhance the success of a mission to space. They put to test their various equipment in the laboratories to make the lives of the scientist involved in a mission to space more comfortable and easy. You don’t want to imagine a scenario where equipment like those for communicating fails in space. NASA simulation tests therefore seek to eliminate such instances.