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Steam Culture: Steam and Shuttle Launches

Posted by Ritchie Ware on Apr 4, 2016 2:17:35 PM

WARE Steam Culture Louisville KY Boiler Rental On this episode of Steam Culture, Brent takes us on an adventure to the NASA Shuttle Launchpad. Today, he shows us how the folks at NASA launch rockets into space using water that evaporates into steam.

When boosters below the rocket are firing, the sound suppression system is activated (protecting the rocket and essentially the astronauts) and the rainbirds flood the launchpad (with 300,000 gallons of water!) to counteract the acoustical energy and reflective pressure.

WARE Steam Culture Louisville KY Boiler Rental As the rocket launches, it creates a giant plume of white steam, which is the water that evaporated under the intense heat of the rocket fuel. And this is when the crew blasts into space! 

Watch the video to learn more and see a super cool rocket launch at the end!

Have any steamy questions for Brent? Email us at [email protected] Subscribe to our channel and join us next Friday for the latest on Steam Culture.

Topics: Steam Culture, Steam

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