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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Americans failed to inflate the module to the ISS on the first attempt


An unforeseen situation has arisen on the International space station at NASA in the process of opening a new inflatable module BEAM (Bigelow Expandable Activity Module) is a private American company Bigelow Aerospace. Served in a “bowl” the air inexplicably became distributed unevenly inside the structure. The process had to be interrupted until the reasons.


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As reported by “MK” on Thursday, NASA scheduled the opening of the first on the ISS inflatable module delivered to the ISS on 10 April aboard the cargo ship Dragon docked and informed to the Tranquility module (tranquility).

Process boost BEAM, which, tranquility” was watched by flight engineer, NASA Jeffry Williams, was scheduled at 13.10 Moscow time. However, as soon as the air supply, it was found that it is distributed unevenly: the far side of the module are not unfolded, puffing only in one part, forming a cone. The process had to be interrupted to determine the causes of the problem.

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