The First Operational Inflatable Spacecraft is Working!
Last week, NASA inflated the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) that was flown to the International Space Station on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 8th. After an aborted attempt to inflate it […]
Aurora Borealis: HD Style
NASA recently uploaded this ~5 minute time lapse video of the Aurora Borealis (and some Aurora Austalis thrown in for good measure) taken from the International Space Station (ISS) in ultra-HD (4k). This is a […]
Inflatable Space Station Module Nears Launch
A few months ago I wrote a post on Bigelow Aerospace’s B330 inflatable space module, and how the technology could facilitate trips to Mars. Inflatable modules offer more space for less launch weight than rigid […]