Inflatable Space Station Module will be Attached to the ISS

March 16, 2015 1:17 PM

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An inflatable "hotel" that will one day be used to protect human colonists on Mars will be tested on the International Space Station in September.

The portable habitat, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), measures 13 feet x 10 feet and is inflatable. It was unveiled over the weekend.

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