NASA ignited materials aboard Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo ship in order to conduct the second fire in space experiment called SAFFIRE II.
Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Oct. 23, delivering supplies and science experiments for the crew.
The ISS resupply mission cargo spacecraft, Cygnus will not only deliver goods to the ISS, but it will also serve as a safer venue for scientists to experiment with fire in space.
Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket has successfully launched into space to deliver supplies and science experiment payloads to the International Space Station.
The much-awaited Antares rocket launch has been delayed until Monday, Oct. 17, due to faulty ground equipment.
Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket is set to fly again for the first time since it exploded in October 2014 a few seconds after liftoff.
NASA successfully completed its largest fire in space experiment called SAFFIRE-1.
The experiment aims to observe the behavior of fire in microgravity during long duration flights. The data gathered will be beneficial to the safety of astronauts who live and work in space.
A planetary scientist explains that, with some adaptations, life-forms similar to Earth's could live on other planets' environments as well.