Water Tower Near Launch Pad 39B

Water Tower Near Launch Pad 39B

Greg N.
This is the Sound Suppression System for Launch Pad 39B The launch pad is equipped with a water system that deluges the mobile launch platform and flame trench in the seconds before liftoff. The water is not used to cool the structures from the intense exhaust, but to dampen the sound vibrations coming from the main engines and solid rocket boosters. A 290-foot-high tower near the base of the pad holds the 300,000 gallons of water the system uses." Quoted from the NASA website #launch #pad #rocket #space_shuttle #tower #water
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