Up the throat of an F-1 engine.
At the center is the injector. Farther outward from
the center is the point at which the regenerative cooling tubes which comprise
the thrust chamber split in two,
or bifurcate. At the lower right is the point at which the nozzle
extension attaches to the thrust chamber. At this interface, the exhaust
ports expel the relatively cool turbine exhaust gasses (supplied by the turbine
exhaust manifold surrounding the outside of the thrust chamber) to
prevent the nozzle extension from melting.
Several of the F-1s on Michoud's S-IC have a thrust
chamber throat security closure shaft installed in their injectors. This
shaft supported a closure which protected the engine's throat and injector