26-Fire: Deep space burn

At the end of the decade, NASA’s Artemis missions will return to the moon—traveling through deep space to get there. A lot of things make deep space travel complicated, but one you might not have considered is the risk of fire on the space craft. And how to put fires out if they do start? Astronauts have limited supplies of fire extinguishers and wet wipes for cleanup, but we talked to Augustin Guibaud —a spacecraft fire safety expert—about what space agencies are doing to prepare.

This episode was produced by Sara Whitlock and and mixed by Collin Warren. Illustration by Jace Steiner.

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