• Question: how hot is the flame from a space ship during take off

    Asked by Rowhyn to Vinita, Kirsty, Col Op, Charlie 🚀, Andrea on 15 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 15 Jun 2016:

      Pretty hot. About 3,000 oC

      There’s a lot of special cooling systems, material selection and heat transfer engineering involved in the rocket nozzle and combustion chamber!