More details on NASA's plan for inflatable ISS module

More details on NASA’s plan for Bigelow Aerospace inflatable ISS module. Information and imagery released for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM).   Image © NASA/Bigelow Aerospace

Bigelow Aerospace BEAM is scheduled to arrive at the Space Station in 2015 for a two-year technology demonstration. Will be delivered by private company SpaceX, on Dragon spaceship and Falcon 9 rocket.



NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, said:

“Today we’re demonstrating progress on a technology that will advance important long-duration human spaceflight goals. NASA’s partnership with Bigelow opens a new chapter in our continuing work to bring the innovation of industry to space, heralding cutting-edge technology that can allow humans to thrive in space safely and affordably.”

More details on NASA's plan for inflatable ISS module (2) Image © NASA/Bigelow Aerospace

More details on NASA's plan for inflatable ISS module (3) Image © NASA/Bigelow Aerospace



Full size mockup of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module to be added to the ISS.

 

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