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International Space Station celebrates 18th birthday in true style – by setting trash on fire


Re: Fibreglass and cotton ...

I mean... you hope the crew managed to get somewhere else first, but they're expendable compared to a multi-billion dollar space station.

Investing thing on the the museum warship in London; the crew in the magazine (shell storage) had to get out really very quickly indeed (up a vertical ladder) to avoid being drowned by the fire-suppression system (a pipe, going to the sea). To add a frisson of excitement to the proceedings in order as to avoid flooding the ship the escape hatch had to be locked fairly shortly after the water was turned on, thus further reducing their escape time.

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