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Detail of the interface between the thrust chamber and the nozzle extension.

The silver ring is the end of the thrust chamber; at the aft end of this ring can be seen vents through which some the turbine exhaust gases flow. The remainder of the gases are routed inside of the double-walled nozzle extension, where the gases exit through gaps between the shingles comprising the inner nozzle extension wall.

The turbine exhaust gas is relatively cool (

 
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Time picture taken Mon Feb 16 15:50:04 2009
Location picture taken Michigan Space Science Center
East Campus
Air Zoo
Portage, MI
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