January 17, 2013

PRIVATE SPACE UPDATE: Bigelow to Build Inflatable Room for the ISS. “A SpaceX rocket would carry the first Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) to the station in 2015, where it would provide an extra 330 cubic meters of volume to the station, Space.com reports, and could support six astronauts. The BEAM would travel uninflated to the ISS; crews would attach it to an air lock and blow it up with pressurized air from the station.”