Why NASA Spews Out Half A Million Gallons Of Water During Rocket Launches


– [Narrator] This is almost
half a million gallons of water being blasted a hundred feet into the air. The most impressive part? It was all done in just 60 seconds. NASA created the massive fountain as part of a test for
its Space Launch System, scheduled to launch for
the first time in 2020. It will be the largest,
most powerful rocket NASA has ever built. Standing upright, the SLS
will reach 322 feet in height, 17 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, and weigh almost 6 million pounds. Its first planned mission? A 25-day trip around the moon. When it lifts off, its
engines will generate 8.4 million pounds of force and sound waves so
powerful that they could easily destroy the rocket
from the ground up. That’s where NASA’s Ignition Overpressure and Sound Suppression System comes in. NASA projects the water
onto and over the launchpad during ignition and liftoff. This not only protects the
ground from the rocket’s engines it also prevents the sound waves from bouncing off the ground and back up which could cause catastrophic
damage to the engines. The system also prevents the giant flames generated by the engines from
catching anything on fire. During an actual launch, some of the water will evaporate due to the extreme heat, while the rest exits through nozzles. This test is just one of many more that NASA will conduct
over the coming months in preparation for the
rocket’s first launch. The SLS is designed for
deeper space missions able to explore far beyond Earth’s orbit. It can carry astronauts
in an Orion capsule, or ferry other cargo,
like exploratory robots, to distant worlds like Jupiter and Mars. Pretty impressive, huh? This latest test, performed
in the beginning of October, was to evaluate any needed upgrades, like corrosion control,
renovating the water storage tank, and checking the conditions
of the pipes and valves. Now, it will be in tip-top shape for when the SLS is ready to
make its debut flight in 2020.

100 thoughts on “Why NASA Spews Out Half A Million Gallons Of Water During Rocket Launches

  1. Ohh so half of the water is taking by NASA ohh so we all die

  2. What a WASTE for just a spin around the moon!! With all your resources, NASA, try to solve Earth's problems instead!

  3. Congrats UNITED SHITS…..Taking Up More Of Our Resources….WATER…To Keep Your Stupid Spaceship From Blowing Up……Fuk Fix Our Planet First Dumb Asses Before you Ruin Another Planet…

  4. Why does it sound like she’s reading a kid’s story??

  5. Nasa receives $52M per day to provide fantasies to the blind believers

  6. We have to figure out a better way to get into space…sitting on top of a giant chemical bomb…I'll pass…😎😂😎

  7. wow i cant belive i used to buy all this LIES.
    nasa is a cover the earth is flat.
    no space no planets NO ETS.

  8. Didnt think it was that's huge till it compared it to the statue of liberty. That's frightening

  9. Neat tech isn't it? But it's no good if I can't get the hydrocarbons I'm looking for.

  10. Pretty polluting… Know your own world before learning what is alien… First make your own world better…. This is not just for NASA but ot other slace agencies like ISRO and so on….

  11. wtf no wonder why people in africa have no water 😓❤️

  12. NASA is still using grade school technology???? Really???
    C'Mon now, WE all know (intelligent people) Maglev, vacuum systems, and liquid metal tech,which has been around millenia is the way to move throughout the Heavens.
    Silly MISINFORMED 3rd grade NASA, , You guys really need to get up to par.

  13. NASA's technology is still in the reel-to-reel & Morse code era.

  14. It's Amazing how people actually still look up to those guys.

  15. I'm not impressed since they already did this 4 times back 50 years ago

  16. Water wasters! We're having a drought and half a MILLION gallons puts a serious dent in the world water supply. What will you do when the planet run out of water?

  17. It would have been logical to compare the SLS to the Saturn V rocket.

  18. What is the plan for the water molecules that separate into oxygen and hydrogen from the "extreme heat"? A very real scenario in high temp firefighting.

  19. Why go around the moon ?? Used the same rocket the landing the moon??
    Question question and more question???

    So much money for tax payers and no results!!!!

  20. fcking imperial units
    Am I neanderthalis? god. ,,feets"

    My height is 8 bananas and 3 berries, sounds same doesnt it?
    sCieNtifiCal

  21. Better pay usd 21 trillion dept first, before paying all these program.

  22. NASA: uses all that water
    California: IS THAT WHERE ALL OUR WATER WENT?!

  23. More wasted TAX PAYER MONEY for a group that LIES, HIDES and DECEIVES the World!

  24. Yellowstone geyser, watch this.

    NASA hold my (insert scientific equation)

  25. There are people starving to death, and you invest in space 🚀

  26. Always LMAO seeing rocket launch everytime. If rocket need so a hustle to launch how come rocket return from place like moon and even on mars which is dont hv water and concrete to build such facility. Wake up wake up

  27. Why don’t we give this water to the homeless and/or ship it to Africa instead!

  28. We do this with our water instead of giving to people in need wow way to go nasa

  29. We all know puttig water when tnt explodes protects the surrounding

  30. I wish they'd use standard units. Gallons, feet, pounds… who even cares to google the actual values. It's 2019, so who cares about those old imperial units anymore.

  31. Lmao, you European losers trying to whine about metric. Get in line Jaque.

  32. because the rockets get very thirsty and need to leave very quickly so that's why they spew so much and so fast so yeah.

  33. It ain't the Saturn V. There is no competition with Saturn V. Not impressive.

  34. 2:26 : Pretty impressive, huh?
    Me: No, as long as you keep using pounds and feet.

  35. You would think that launching the rocket out a large body of water instead would be a lot cheaper

  36. NASA: We need thousands of gallons of water to avoid bouncing back of sound waves preventing damaging of rockets.

    Russia: Just Dig a Big hole.

  37. I mean the Russians have a different approach see they suspend the rocket over a larger flame trench

  38. Why are people going nuts over a video produced by an American company about an American organization using imperial units

  39. Google::: (“Solving-Apollo-Enigma-1”)-TRANSCRIPT to learn what these fake-rockets really are!!!

  40. I’m no scientist but I’m tell you now Nasa this is going to cause a catastrophic malfunction.

  41. Well I know I needed to fill up my water bottle but I might as well end of on Neptune if I turn that thing on

  42. If using the metric system makes you so smart, then you should be able to convert gallons to liters and feet to yards with no problem.

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