WATCH: NASA release 450,000 gallons of water in one minute
This is really satisfying to watch.
NASA have released a video that shows the incredible moment that 450,000 gallons of water is released onto a rocket launch pad in order to cool it down.
NASA posted the footage on their official YouTube channel, and it is really interesting to watch.
The test was carried out at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
It's class. Have a look for yourself here:
Clip via NASA
NASA call it the 'Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system' and it shot the water 100 feet into the air.
The video was posted, as well as a brief summary explaining the goal of the test.
"This system is used to reduce extreme heat and energy generated by a rocket launch. On Oct. 15, 2018, the Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39B was tested, sending water about 100 feet in the air.
"The test is part of preparation for launching our Space Launch System rocket on Exploration Mission-1 and subsequent missions.
"Modifications were made to the pad after a previous wet flow test, increasing the performance of the system. During launch, this water deluge system will release approximately 450,000 gallons of water across the mobile launcher and Flame Deflector."