Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)

THREE SPACE STATION CREW MEMBERS RETURN TO EARTH

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health. Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra of NASA, flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz Commander Yuri […]

NASA ASTRONAUT JEFF WILLIAMS ENTERS BEAM HABITAT

June 6, 2016 – NASA astronaut Jeff Williams opened the hatch to the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) at 2:47 a.m. MDT Monday, June 6. Along with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, Williams entered BEAM for the first time to collect an air sample and begin downloading data from sensors on the dynamics of BEAM’s expansion. […]

BIGELOW EXPANDABLE SPACE HABITAT INSTALLED AT ISS

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was installed to the International Space Station Saturday. This is the first expandable habitat to be tested in space. At the time of installation, the space station was flying over the Southern Pacific Ocean. BEAM is an experimental module made by Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas, which can dock […]

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