Saturday, April 16, 2016

ISS Update: The BEAM Has Been Installed!

Earlier today, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) successfully attached the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) to the orbital outpost. The inflatable prototype was launched to the ISS via SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster and the Dragon capsule eight days ago...and will be fully inflated next month. BEAM will remain at the outpost for two years before being detached from the space station to re-enter Earth's atmosphere, where it will burn up during re-entry.

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is about to be attached to the International Space Station...on April 16, 2016.
NASA / Tim Kopra

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