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December 2018

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September 2018

Flames Aloft: During the week of September 17, 2018, space station operations for the Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME) project shifted from one experiment to another. The second round of the Coflow Laminar Diffusion Flame experiment, led by Prof. Marshall B. Long (Yale University), was completed, where 162 ethylene flames were ignited during the past 4 months. The crew then began reconfiguring the experimental hardware for the second round of the Electric-Field Effects on Laminar Diffusion Flames led by Prof. Derek Dunn-Rankin (University of California, Irvine). Thus far, over 400 flames with gaseous fuels have been ignited within the Combustion Integrated Rack as part of the ACME project.

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