May 31, 2011
The Solid Surface Combustion Experiment (SSCE), designed to supply information on flame spread over solid fuel surfaces in the reduced-gravity environment of space, is pictured during flight day four operations. The middeck experiment measured the rate of spreading, the solid-phase temperature, and the gas-phase temperature of flames spreading over rectangular fuel beds. STS-64 marked the seventh trip into space for the Lewis Research Center (LRC) experiment.
Topics: Environment, Edwards Air Force Base, Fire, Spaceflight, STS-64, STS-54, Flame, Space, Combustion