After initial inflation, BEAM expansion put on hold

May 26, 2016 1:06 PM

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After initial inflation, BEAM expansion put on hold

After an initial inflation, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was expected to expanded to its full volume today. However, because the process was taking much longer than planned, the ground teams decided to put off the rest of expansion in order to assess all the data and determine the right path forward.

BEAM was delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) by the CRS-8 Dragon capsule, which launched April 8. It was attached to the aft berthing port of the Tranquility module just a few days later. Since then it remained in its packed configuration. The module will assess the viability of crewe...

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