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Dragon arrives at space station with inflatable habitat in tow | Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Dragon supply ship executed a laser-guided rendezvous with the International Space Station early Sunday, delivering an experimental expandable enclosure for attachment to the complex later this month for tests to verify the inflatable design’s suitability for future space habitats.

 

The module will expand to about four times its launch volume next month, beginning a two-year demonstration campaign to check the lightweight habitat’s resiliency to the harsh conditions of space.

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