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NASA To Test Bigelow Expandable Module On Space Station

January 19, 2013

Scheduled For Launch Aboard A 2015 SpaceX Cargo Delivery Flight NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced Wednesday a newly planned addition to the International Space Station that will use the orbiting laboratory to test expandable space habitat technology. NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which is scheduled to arrive at the space station in 2015 for a two-year technology demonstration.

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