SoFIE is a facility on the International Space Station (ISS) for studying how fire can behave differently and unexpectedly in reduced gravity, to improve fire safety for future long-term missions to the Moon and eventually Mars or other planets. Understanding flame spread and behavior of solid materials in different environments in space is crucial for the safety of future astronauts and for understanding and controlling fire on Earth.
July 5, 2022
International Space Station
Study how materials would burn in lunar or Martian gravity