Fire in space

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The NASA fire experiment on Cygnus was successfully ignited on Tuesday.

No video or pictures yet, as far as I can tell. All they say so far is that “Saffire-I has been ignited inside the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft and telemetry indicates a burn of the cotton-fiberglass material blend.”

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