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The unique microgravity environment onboard the space station allows different physical properties to dominate systems, and these have been harnessed for a wide variety of applications.

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Understanding how fire spreads and behaves in space is crucial for the safety of future astronauts and for understanding and controlling fire here on Earth. 

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NASA astronaut and Expedition 59 Flight Engineer Christina Koch works inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module’s Combustion Integrated Rack.
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Going with the Fluid Flow Aboard the International Space Station

Studying fluids in microgravity is improving consumer products like shampoo and advancing technologies like life support systems  The fog of gravity is…

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