Bigelow Aerospace BEAM module (brown) attached to the International Space Station.
(Credit: NASA)


Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM module attached to the International Space Station.
(Credit: NASA)


Interior configuration of Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM module.
(Credit: NASA)

Bigelow Aerospace Signs Space Station Module Deal With NASA

Posted by Doug Messier on January 7, 2013, at 7:12 pm

Bigelow Aerospace and NASA have signed an agreement that could see an inflatable module attached to the International Space Station, Space News reported today.

The details are behind a pay wall, but the deal is reported to be worth $17.8 million for preliminary work on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). This would be an inflatable addition that would prove out technologies for future space facilities, including Bigelow’s own commercial space stations.

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