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Inflatable Space Stations of Bigelow Aerospace (Infographic)
Bigelow Aerospace's BEAM expandable module will enhance the living area of the International Space Station.See how the BEAM works in this SPACE.com infographic.
How Europe's ATV Space Cargo Ship Works (Infographic)
The European Space Agency's ATV cargo vehicle delivers 8.3 tons of solid and liquid cargo to the International Space Station. See how the unmanned spacecraft work in this Space.com infographic.
NASA to BEAM Up Inflatable Space Station Module - Universe Today
More details have emerged on NASA’s plan to add the first commercial module to the International Space Station, an inflatable room built by Bigelow Aerospace. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is scheduled to arrive at the space station in 2015 for a two-year technology demonstration. It will be delivered by another commercial company, … Continue reading "NASA to BEAM Up Inflatable Space Station Module"
The Unity module inside the shuttle payload bay of Space Shuttle Endeavour. Endeavour is scheduled to fly on mission STS-88, the first Space Shuttle flight for the assembly of the International Space Station, on December 3, 1998. The primary payload on the mission is the Unity connecting module, which will be mated to the Russian-built Zarya Control Module already in orbit at that time. (Great Images in NASA)
'Hard' landing as three astronauts return to Earth from ISS
After a Russian rocket failure delayed their return by a month, three astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan from the International Space Station
Two Key Things Astronaut Scott Kelly's Body Will Teach Us About Living in Space
We’re all looking forward to interstellar travel and colonizing Mars, but first, we’ve got a lot to learn about how the human body responds to the cold dark void of outer space. Scott Kelly’s stint on the ISS, which ends tomorrow, is helping us answer some critical questions—including what weightlessness does to our vision, and whether all that extra radiation messes up our DNA.
How Mold on Space Station Flowers is Helping Get Us to Mars
The unexpected turns experienced during this Veggie run have actually offered bountiful opportunities for new learning and better understanding of one of the critical components to future journeys to Mars.