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Flames in Space (NASA, International Space Station, 07/27/14)

Flames in Space (NASA, International Space Station, 07/27/14)
international space station model
Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
This is a close-up image photographed during a run of the Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS) experiment onboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. Following a series of preparations, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman (out of frame), Expedition 40 flight engineer, conducted runs of the experiment, which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity. The experiment is planned for guiding strategies for extinguishing fires in microgravity. BASS results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth.

Image credit: NASA

Original image:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/14730140197/in/set-721…

More about space station research:
www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/index.html

Crew Earth Observations on Flickr:
www.flickr.com/photos/nasamarshall/sets/72157621443555137/

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