Final Flame Trench Brick Installation at Launch Pad 39B

NASA/Bill White2017-05-09


Washington, DC, United States

The final brick was installed on the north side of the flame trench at Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The walls of the flame trench are being upgraded to withstand the intense heat and fire at launch of NASA's Space Launch System rocket with Orion atop. About 96,000 heat-resistant bricks, in three different sizes, were secured to the walls using bonding mortar in combination with adhesive anchors. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program is overseeing upgrades and modifications to Pad 39B to support the launch of the SLS and Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission-1 and NASA’s journey to Mars.


  • Title: Final Flame Trench Brick Installation at Launch Pad 39B
  • Creator: NASA/Bill White
  • Date Created: 2017-05-09
  • Location: Launch Complex 39B
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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