NASA Expands Inflatable Habitat In Space For First Time
The habitat will undergo leak checks for the next week.By Stephanie Liebergen | May 29, 2016
NASA has successfully expanded its new inflatable habitat in space.
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, was attached to the International Space Station before being fully expanded and pressurized.
It took over seven hours for the habitat to expand in space and just 10 minutes to pressurize.