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NASA Created An Expanding Space Room For The International Space Station

The International Space Station is always being improved upon, and the next upgrade on the docket is a 12-foot long living space that attaches to the ISS and doubles in size as it inflates. Called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM for short, it will head up to the ISS on the next supply mission, and the Station’s robotic arm will attach it to the rear port. Just a touch of a button with inflate the BEAM, and it will expand to its full…

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New Satellite Means We Could Be Closer to Asteroid Mining

Last week, astronauts on the International Space Station fired a little satellite that will separate in to two autonomous parts and hopefully make the mining of asteroids more viable. This is all part of a research program, and one of the biggest obstacles is creating multiple autonomous satellites that can share data and work as a team. Two universities in Texas are working together to make this happen. They are creating a pair of robots that can communicate with each other and independently dock in…

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