NASA Hits Snag While Inflating Space Station's New BEAM Habitat

May 26, 2016 3:19 PM

29 0

NASA Hits Snag While Inflating Space Station's New BEAM Habitat

NASA called off attempts to inflate the first privately built expandable room on the International Space Station (ISS) today (May 26) after early efforts to pump up the module didn't go exactly as planned.

The inflatable room, called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), is an experimental habitat built by the company Bigelow Aerospace. NASA wants to study the technology for future deep-space habitats, while Bigelow Aerospace has its sights set on private space stations and moon bases. But wh...

Also read: NASA's new satellite will circle the globe repairing broken space robots

Read more

To category page

Loading...