NASA calls it the "Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system" and it is truly a sight to behold.
Once a rocket leaves the launch pad, all eyes turn skyward, but the technology that keeps launch sites working at their peak efficiency is pretty darn interesting in its own right.
In the incredible footage from this month's wet flow test, a torrential stream of water can be seen spewing straight up into the air and washing over the complex before dwindling to a trickle in just a matter of seconds.
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Specifically, Nasa is preparing for next year's maiden flight of the Space Launch System (SLS), a new rocket that will produce 8.4 million pounds of thrust.
These tests are critical preparations for the SLS launch for the safety of Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) and future missions. The water was pushed around 100 feet in the air before spilling back into a large trench where it travels back to holding ponds. It is expected to launch in June 2020.
NASA posted a video of the October 15 test to YouTube on Friday. The huge, powerful rocket should also aid robotic planetary exploration, allowing such missions to reach their faraway targets much faster than has typically been possible, agency officials have said.