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Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire… In Space!

In the International Space Station, Wiseman and his co-workers are operational on NASA’s Flame Extinguishment Experiment. The mission purposes to inspect how flames act in microgravity to discover more methods of extinguishing fire in space. Wiseman burned a drop of ethanol and documented its actions. With the absence of gravity, the fire shaped a ghostly circular figure that’s evocative of a jellyfish moving in the deep sea. And even though it may look far less ‘imposing’ than flames here on the Earth, James Vincent at The Independent clarifies that space fires are far more hazardous “because they last longer with less oxygen and are strong to gas-based extinguishers.”

Reid Wiseman is also the one who prepared the first Vine from space. You can watch it here.

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