Watch NASA’s second attempt at inflating the first expandable habitat on the ISS

After failing its first attempt, NASA will try once again to deploy its first expandable habitat. The space agency will start inflating the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on Saturday morning, starting at 9AM ET. You can watch the event live onĀ NASA TV.

Astronauts will enter it three to four times a year

NASA’s first attempt had to be stopped on Thursday because the habitat hit some higher-than-expected internal forces during manual expansion. But the space agency has now refined its models and officials say that they expect to see the habitat expand fully.

The BEAM’s design is intended to give astronauts a bit more room aboard the ISS. But that won’t happen just yet. First, the BEAM has to be tested out to see how it holds…

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