Inflatable module to dock to ISS, commercialise space

The $17.8 million BEAM inflatable module will be delivered to the ISS by SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft, where it will be installed by the robotic Canadarm2. It is expected to stay for a couple of years, attached to the Tranquility node’s port aft, where it will be used to test and demonstrate the feasibility of private company Bigelow Aerospace’s inflatable space habitat technology — as well as what the company can do with low-Earth orbit (LEO).

via Inflatable private room to dock to ISS, commercialise space – CNET.

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