VIDEO: NASA Kennedy Space Center Releases 450,000 Gallons of Water in One Minute
By Christopher Carbone, Fox News // October 23, 2018
performed at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B
ABOVE VIDEO: NASA recently released 450,000 gallons of water in a little over a minute.
BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – That’s a lot of water. As a test of its “Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system,” NASA on Oct. 15 released a deluge of water – 450,000 gallons to be precise – in just over one minute.
The water went up about 100 feet into the air.
The system is used to reduce extreme heat and energy generated by a rocket launch, according to NASA.
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.
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