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Risks and issues in fire safety on the space station

Risks and issues in fire safety on the space station

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Space stations -- Fires and fire prevention.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Friedman.
    SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 106430., NASA technical memorandum -- 106430.
    ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14705805M

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British astronaut Tim Peake, who is currently on a mission at the International Space Station, has explained how to safely respond to a fire in deep outer space.

Mr Peake was speaking via a Facebook question and answer session directly from the space station. The elements of the U.S. space program fire-safety strategy, as derived by the authors (ref. 5) from this early assessment, is illustrated in figure 1. The strategy is, in effect, a tradeoff of minimum risk levels against practical fire protection.

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