Watch astronaut Reid Wiseman create a levitating fireball in space

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman on board the International Space Station recently uploaded a video of a fireball created by the FLEX-2 experiment. The fireball bursts alive and momentarily levitates until it quickly dissipates into a translucent sphere as it propels itself off into space.

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This experiment is meant to explore future innovations to engine design.

GIF via SPLOID

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