BEAM Has Begun Expanding

At 9:04 a.m. EDT, NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams began introducing air into the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) in a 22-second burst followed by an 8-second burst at 9:13 a.m. The teams are allowing the module to stabilize and expand in between bursts.

 Flight controllers monitoring the operation have confirmed some expansion of the module both in length and diameter.

 NASA Television coverage from Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston continues and can be viewed at

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  1. Hello,
    I want you to know that I love NASA and I would do anything to be there to learn about space to figure out new things, I am so eager to know whats out there. I am a female at the age of 11 and all i want is to know so much more. I am so interested in learning about new different life forms, and how they work. But I have a very important question, were will we go when it ends … and what does it really mean to be human?

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