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Unidentified photographer 
Project Mercury: AWT Gimbaling Rig Showing Motion 
1959, 16 December 
Black and white image 
Image #: C1959-52233 
This device is formally known as the MASTIF or Multiple Axis Space Test Inertia Facility and is located in the Altitude Wind Tunnel. It was built at the Lewis Research Center, now John H. Glenn Research Center, and designed to train astronauts to regain control of a tumbling spacecraft. 

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