The International Space Station has successfully attached an inflatable living space called BEAM, which is essentially a transportable extra living area for future astronauts. According to NASA, the US agency NASA. The Bigelow Expandable Activities Module is BEAM. This is an experiment programme that Bigelow Aerospace (a US-based space startup) developed under a NASA contract. BEAM was attached to the International Space Station to validate and test expandable habitat technology and to see if it can withstand harsh environments in outer space. The International Space Station now has the BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activities Module). The International Space Station will be equipped with BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module). Scientists on ground as well as astronauts aboard the station will conduct tests over the next 2 years to see how it performs. BEAM starts its 2 year trial. Both ground controllers and astronauts on the ISS want to determine if it can be used in microgravity. The BEAM was successfully installed on the ISS after being extracted from Dragon’s 8th resupply mission. 36 was EDT on 16thApril. At the time of the installation, the ISS was over the Southern Pacific Ocean. For a period of two years, the BEAM will be attached to station. After the 24-month test is complete, the BEAM will be removed from the station. It will then burn off on its return to the atmosphere. The inflatable habitats are cost-effective and flexible. NASA as well as the other international space agencies are very interested in habitats that can keep astronauts safe while on other planets. BEAM was launched from the Dragon spacecraft’s unpressurized aft compartment in SpaceX CRS-8, the eighth resupply mission. (Image: bigelowaerospace.com/beam) On its website today, NASA wrote: “Expandable habitats are one such concept under consideration – they require less payload volume on the rocket than traditional rigid structures, and expand after being deployed in space to provide additional room for astronauts to live and work inside.” In other words, BEAM may offer considerable cost reductions and increased flexibility regarding available rooms for humans during space exploration. NASA scientists are particularly interested in BEAM’s protection against solar radiation and flying debris as well as the extreme temperature conditions that can exist in space. BEAM will soon be fully inflated with air by the May 31st and will then be expanded to its maximum size. The attached room will be used by astronauts to test the module’s performance and capabilities four times a year. Is it possible to witness the BEAM’s first flight in space? pic.twitter.com/3fo2tDY5Ic — Bigelow Aerospace (@BigelowSpace) April 15, 2016 The creators of BEAM said their number one priority when designing the inflatable space habitat was human safety. If a fragment of space debris from fast flight tries to enter BEAM, it does not explode, but slowly leaks. The design of BEAM was made to prevent any damage to its main station, which is during the trial the ISS. Bigelow Aerospace Robert Bigelow founded Bigelow Aerospace in 1998. Bigelow is a businessman who owns Budget Suites of America. This hotel chain caters to budget-minded long-term travelers. Will Robert Bigelow, above, be remembered in 100 years as the father and founder of space accommodation. Image: Wikipedia. He funded Bigelow Aerospace mostly from the profits of his hotel chains. He had already invested more than $250 millions in the company by the time 2013, ended. According to him, he would be willing to invest up to $500 millions if needed. Similar article: Crack on International Space Station’s window caused by flying debris. Video – Attaching BEAM To the International Space Station. This animation shows how the Brigelow Expandable Activities Module is being removed and placed on the International Space Station.
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