Bill Sheredy heads NASAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Smoke Aerosol Measurement Experiment (SAME), implemented to design smoke detection devices operable in the micro-gravity environments found in the International Space Station and space shuttle. Fire is deadly and unpredictable on Earth; in an enclosed space vehicle in orbit, its presence takes on even more serious implications. Micro-gravity smoke also has different properties than terrestial smoke. SAME is a part of the larger Fire Prevention, Detection, and Suppression Program at NASA, developing smoke sensors for space and terrestrial applications.
Read the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Who's Who at NASAÃ¢â‚¬Â interview with Bill Sheredy on page 10 of the January issue, or here.