Discuss: International Space Station astronauts play with fire for research

International Space Station astronauts play with fire for research

Tests to study behaviour of flames in zero gravity suggest fires could be more dangerous on moon than Earth Playing with fire can be dangerous and never more so than when confined in a space capsule floating 250 miles above the Earth. But in the past week astronauts onboard the International Space Station have intentionally lit a series of blazes in research designed to study the behaviour of flames in zero gravity. The scientists behind the experiment, called Confined Combustion, say it will...

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