Water Deluge System at the John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39

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Title

Water Deluge System at the John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39

Alternative Title

Water Deluge System

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)

Description

The Water Deluge System at Launch Complex 39's Launchpad A and Launchpad B, located at John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. The Water Deluge System was used for two reasons: noise suppression and flame suppression. The system reduced both issues by releasing a torrent of water after the rocket was ignited, which reduced the sound of the rocket and damage to the launchpad from the intense heat. Launchpads A and B were built specifically for the powerful Saturn V rocket, thus there was a special need to address those issues.

Source

Original color photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1967

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin "Cal" D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

6 color photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Launch Complex 39, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"LAUNCH COMPLEXES 39A, 39B, 39C, AND 39D." HEROICRELICS.ORG. http://heroicrelics.org/info/lc-39/lc-39-abcd.html.

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Original Format

6 color photographic prints

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