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September 26, 2013
(9 April 2013) --- Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Expedition 35 flight engineer, conducts a session of the Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS) experiment located in the U.S. lab Destiny onboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. Cassidy over a period of several days, has conducted several "runs" of the experiment, which examines the burning and extinction characteristics of a wide variety of fuel samples in microgravity and will guide strategies for extinguishing fires in microgravity. BASS results contribute to the combustion computational models used in the design of fire detection and suppression systems in microgravity and on Earth. Credit: NASA

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