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ARCHIVE: Real World: Lightning Protection for Launch Complex 39

ARCHIVE: Real World: Lightning Protection for Launch Complex 39

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See how NASA is using a rolling spheres lightning protection system to expand the cone of safety currently used on Launch Complex 39. Find out how the towers and catenary wires create an easier path for the lightning to get to the ground. It should be noted that the Constellation project described within this video never materialized.

Published on: September 11, 2009

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NASA; NASA eClips; NIA; Real World; middle school; lightning protection; catenary wires; lightning rod; rolling spheres; cone of safety; area; electricity; clouds; positive charges, negative charges, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, STEM, Edu