Building on NASA’s storied history

November 27th, 2023

The Gateway space station hosts the Orion spacecraft and SpaceX's deep space logistics spacecraft in a polar orbit around the Moon in November 2023, supporting scientific discovery on the lunar surface during the Artemis IV mission. Photo: NASA. NASA has a long history of backing the research necessary to deliver fabrics that could withstand the […]

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NASA’s BEAM textile module will stay on the ISS

December 20th, 2017

NASA has decided to keep the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on the International Space Station (ISS). The textile module will stay attached to the ISS through 2020, or possibly longer. The ISS crew’s studies have shown that soft materials can perform as well as rigid ones for habitation volumes and that BEAM has performed […]

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