This Week at NASA: Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) and More

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This Week at NASA: Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) and More.

Activities aboard the International Space Station during the first week in June included continued operations with the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) - which was fully expanded on May 28.

The follow-up work included equalizing BEAM's internal pressure and conducting leak checks to ensure its structural integrity. The BEAM is a technology demonstration to study expandable habitats in space. When it is safe to do so, NASA's Jeff Williams will open the hatch and be the first to enter the inflatable experimental habitat. At more than 13 feet long and about 10.5 feet in diameter, the module adds about 565 cubic feet of habitable volume to the station. Also, Zuckerberg Connects with ISS Crew, Antares Hot Fire Test, Next Space Station Crew, Low Boom Flight Demonstration, Mixed Reality Demonstration, and Planetary Stamps Unveiled.

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