Sunday, March 15, 2015

We Just Want to Pump...You Up!

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), will soon ship to Kennedy Space Center, as payload aboard a SpaceX rocket.

The inflatable habitat will be tested as a module on the ISS for the next 2 years.

Unfortunately, nobody gets to live in this one.  The astronauts will inhabit it periodically during the test period and, at the conclusion, the module will be jettisoned and burn up in the atmosphere during descent.

---C. Cannick--

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