Material Flammability in Lunar Gravity

PI: Paul Ferkul, NASA/Glenn Research Center, Ya-Ting Liao (Co-I), Case Western Reserve University

The Material Flammability in Lunar Gravity experiment will assess the flammability of solid materials in lunar and Martian gravity. Researchers expect to burn multiple samples in a variety of atmospheres to record flame images, radiant emissions, temperatures, and product gas concentrations. These moderate-duration flammability tests aim to provide guidance for rating the many materials anticipated to be used on the Moon and Mars. As humans prepare for deep space exploration, it is crucial to understand material flammability and its impact on spacecraft and habitats.

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    Paul Ferkul
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    Ya-Ting Liao
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    Case Western Reserve University
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