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Cygnus spacecraft on fire

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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