Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

Bigelow BEAM | Space Angels Network

As is often the case with technology, even things which seem improbable eventually come true and in April will see the first inflatable space habitat, when an inflatable module known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is launched to the International Space Station (ISS). If successful, the potential from the technology could offer a cheaper, more efficient and safer habitat for future space explorers, with the possibility to go beyond low Earth orbit and perhaps even onwards to the planet Mars.

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