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Nine days after the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module was blown up to its full volume, astronauts entered the bedroom-sized BEAM compartment for the first time today and started hooking up the utilities. NASA astronaut Jeff Williams reported that the BEAM’s … Continue reading
It took almost eight hours, but NASA accomplished the first expansion of a pop-up module at the International Space Station today, by inflating the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM. BEAM was built for NASA by Nevada-based Bigelow Aerospace under … Continue reading
Update: NASA will make its second attempt to inflate the Bigelow Expandable Space Module starting at around 6 a.m. PT May 28. More details below. A multimillion-dollar pop-up room that NASA sees as the future of space habitats expanded just … Continue reading