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NASA Plans to Light Large Fire in Orbiting Spacecraft

In order to see how fire-resistant to make the new lightweight materials that will be used to build next-generation spacecraft, NASA plans to start a large fire in space. The test "is crucial for the safety of current and future space missions," said NASA’s Gary Ruff in an interview Tuesday with AFP. In the experiment, NASA wants to see how big the flames get, how they spread, and the amount of heat and gas released. The fire will take place aboard an Orbital ATK Cygnus...

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