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NASA eClips™: Lightning Protection for Launch Complex 39
February 22, 2012

Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 5 minutes 30 seconds

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See how NASA is using a rolling spheres lightning protection system to expand the cone of protection 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.
 

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