Space Stations

Combustion Research on the ISS

By Keith Cowing
July 28, 2014
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Combustion Research on the ISS
Combustion Integrated Rack on the ISS

In the International Space Station’s Destiny laboratory, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Expedition 40 flight engineer, sets up the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) for more ground-commanded tests.
This facility, which includes an optics bench, combustion chamber, fuel and oxidizer control and five different cameras, allows a variety of combustion experiments to be performed safely aboard the station.

ISS040-E-072156 (21 July 2014) – Larger image

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