NASA’s press service reported on its orbiting the Earth experiment, in which on Board the cargo ship Cygnus there was a fire, reports RIA Novosti.
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It is reported that the experiment called Saffire-II focuses on the study of flame propagation in outer space, as well as the learning abilities of different materials to ignite under conditions of continuous low gravity.
In the course of the experiment during the descent of Cygnus on the Earth must burn nine samples of different materials (silicon and fiberglass).
It is noted that the results of a series of experiments Saffire will learn to predict possible scenarios in the event of “fires” in space.
Add that Cygnus should really burn November 27 at the entrance to the Earth’s atmosphere over the Pacific ocean.