Do you guys know about this? We weren’t even allowed to carry on the space shuttles or station. Don’t know about the Soyuz capsule. It’s Russian so I don’t think US rules apply.
Federal Aviation Administration Regulations § 135.119
Operating requirements: commuter and on-demand operations and rules governing persons on board such aircraft;
Subpart B - Flight Operations Security.
An operator must implement security requirements to prevent any space flight participant from jeopardizing the safety of the flight crew or the public. A space flight participant may not carry on board any explosives, firearms, knives, or other weapons.
Amdt. 460-, Eff. 2/13/2007
They use scrubbers and burners like a submarine. They recycle their atmosphere. They have some back-up oxygen, and oxygen generators, but oxygen by itself isn't flamable. The hydrogen which is a by-product from the O2 generators is explosive though. The fire triangle requires oxygen, fuel and heat each. now having powder igniting in an oxygen rich environment could make for a brighter flash, but once the fuel is consumed the fire is out.
I was thinking about becoming an astronaut but after finding out about this, I think I'll just stay an astronaught.
Submarines are kind of the oposite. We worry about the pressure outside overcming the inside. If we exceed the crush limits it become like being in a diesel cylinder. Everything compresses until hot enough to combust, and it's over in a flash. I never dwelt on it. Figured it beat drowning or burning slowly.
Every ship in the Navy can dive (once). Submarines can come back up.
Every submarine has a maximum depth capability to go all the way to the bottom (once).
"There's air in the banks, and shiz in the tanks. Don't worry about the fire the flooding will put it out."