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Space station to get inflatable extension

Space station to get inflatable extension | PYDESIGN | Scoop.it

(Sen) - NASA has announced it has ordered an inflatable extention to the International Space Station (ISS) from Bigelow Aerospace. The expandable module is set to arrive in 2015 for a two year demonstration of the technology.

 

Bigelow Aerospace, which already has two prototype inflatable modules in orbit, has received a contract worth $17.8 million from NASA to attach a "Bigelow Expandable Activity Module" (BEAM) to the space station. BEAM will go into space in 2015. It will make the trip to orbit inside the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. Astronauts will use a robotic arm aboard the station to put the module on the Tranquility node, and then pressurize the structure.

 

Once fully inflated and attached to the station, the room will be about 4 metres long and 3 metres wide. Crews will spend at least two years evaluating BEAM's performance, looking at factors such as radiation, temperature, and how much it leaks. After the test period, astronauts will jettison the module, which will burn up in Earth's atmosphere.

 

 


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ABC7 Eyewitness News on Twitter: #Duck down! What happened to the giant, 60+ foot inflatable duck? The flattened fowl! At 11. Credit: Michelle Meese http://t.co/aAN2aB02Pj

ABC7 Eyewitness News on Twitter: #Duck down! What happened to the giant, 60+ foot inflatable duck? The flattened fowl! At 11. Credit: Michelle Meese http://t.co/aAN2aB02Pj | PYDESIGN | Scoop.it
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Google unveils drone to deliver aid to remote areas - Telegraph

Google unveils drone to deliver aid to remote areas - Telegraph | PYDESIGN | Scoop.it
Project Wing, developed by the same team that created the self-driving car, is designed to fly aid to inaccessible areas (Google unveils a drone that it hopes will be used to deliver aid to remote areas http://t.co/zxmtpoEGKj...
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Séquence Utilisation Dirisolar

Le DS1500, projet de dirigeable solaire initié par Dirisolar, est destiné au transport de passagers. Sa conception et capacité de charge lui permet de rempli...
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New Parrot Mini Drone's Rolling Spider WHITE Best Deal From Japan

New Parrot Mini Drone's Rolling Spider WHITE Best Deal From Japan | PYDESIGN | Scoop.it

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