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NASA fails to inflate expandable BEAM module on ISS

NASA fails to inflate expandable BEAM module on ISS The space habitats humans have used thus far have, for the most part, gone into orbit fully formed.The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is an experimental inflatable habitat constructed by Bigelow Aerospace that made its way to the ISS on the SpaceX resupply mission in April (when SpaceX also nailed its first drone ship landing).

NASA successfully inflates BEAM, the new ISS habitation module (with video)

NASA successfully inflates BEAM, the new ISS habitation module (with video) As we covered last week, the initial inflation of the BEAM module went less than perfectly.To answer the looming threat of space debris puncturing the module, NASA took several precautions.

Astronauts enter new BEAM inflatable module on ISS for first time

That was the case when NASA deployed the BEAM inflatable habitat module on the International Space Station last week.Now, the first humans have entered the first inflatable habitat in space.

The state of the art in applied materials in space, explained

The state of the art in applied materials in space, explained What’s the state of the art in applied materials for space?Broadly, the recipes we use to make new materials have coevolved with manufacturing methods, and the things we’re trying to do with our materials have become much more ambitious.