3 years ago
Jayman
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We Almost Have Ignition
The sparks are just there to make sure any excess fuel is burnt off so it does not cause any fuel anomalies around the shuttle. All the white you see streaming down isn't smoke, its thousands of gallons of water. It is there to, in the words of some NASA specialist I heard, "reduce noise." I think this means they are just trying to keep the area as clear as possible so nothing can possibly go wrong during liftoff
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