NASA Kennedy Space Center Releases 450,000 Gallons of Water in One Minute

Mindy Sparks
October 23, 2018

In a new video posted to YouTube, NASA shows off its insanely powerful water system that will keep things cool during the upcoming launches of the Boeing-built Space Launch System.

NASA calls it the "Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system" and it is truly a sight to behold.

"During launch, this water deluge system will release approximately 450,000 gallons of water across the mobile launcher and Flame Deflector".

Specifically, Nasa is preparing for next year's maiden flight of the Space Launch System (SLS), a new rocket that will produce 8.4 million pounds of thrust.

The test was performed at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B in Florida in preparation for Exploration Mission-1, which is set to launch in June 2020.

"Modifications were made to the pad after a previous wet flow test, increasing the performance of the system".

The system is created to carry larger payloads and generate more energy, which could open the door to deep space missions "including robotic scientific missions to places like Mars, Saturn and Jupiter", said NASA.

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