Astronauts entered the inflated BEAM habitat for the first time today

Astronauts aboard the ISS entered the station’s first inflatable habitat today. At 4:47AM ET this morning, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka opened the hatch to the expanded habitat and ventured inside to collect air samples and data from

NASA to test a new inflatable habitat for living on Mars in the future

NASA is preparing to test on the International Space Station (ISS) a new inflatable habitat called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) that could eventually make its way to Mars with the astronauts of the future, the Geek reports. The BEAM will