NASA's Expandable Fabric Space Habitat BEAM Hits a Snag

NASA's Expandable Fabric Space Habitat BEAM Hits a SnagNASA’s plan to inflate an expandable habitat for the first time in space hit a snag today when the room — known as BEAM — failed to completely inflate. Today’s test at the International Space Station has been postponed after NASA spent several hours attempting to pump air into BEAM, which is short for Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. “Engineers are meeting at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss a path forward for the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module,” according to a NASA update.

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