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NASA has deliberately set a fire inside a Cygnus spacecraft, after detaching from the International Space Station (ISS) for safety reasons. The capsule is carrying the Spacecraft Fire Experiment, which has ignited a variety of materials to study how they burn and spread in microgravity. The purpose is to help protect future …

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  3. Allan George Dyer Silver badge

    Awesome! Is there a recording...

    of the meeting where this was proposed?

    1. Voland's right hand Silver badge

      Re: Awesome! Is there a recording...


  4. tony2heads

    on fire

    was it off the shoulder of Orion?

  5. Wiltshire

    Open the fire station doors, Hal

  6. Chris Evans


    '...pushed earthward for an ironic fiery disposal'

    1. imanidiot Silver badge

      Re: IRONY

      Does that qualify as ironic though?

  7. imanidiot Silver badge
  8. Nastybirdy

    [Event Horizon] Have you ever seen fire in zero gravity? It's beautiful. It's like liquid it... slides all over everything. Comes up in waves. [/Event Horizon]

  9. Jan 0

    Mangled English?

    AIUI you could:

    set a Cygnus spacecraft afire - a bit archaic.


    set a Cygnus spacecraft on fire


    set fire to a Cygnus spacecraft.

    However, if they have "set a fire inside a Cygnus spacecraft" that seems to mean either that they have taken a fire and moved it into the spacecraft, or that they have put the ingredients for a fire in place - ready to be lit later. Disclaimer: other verbs describing the starting of fires are available).

    Did an AI write this phrase?

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