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May 28, 2016
STATION NEWS
NASA inflates spare room in space
Washington (AFP) May 28, 2016
NASA on Saturday successfully expanded and pressurized an add-on room at the International Space Station two days after aborting the first attempt when it ran into problems. The flexible habitat, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), completed slowly extending 67 inches (170 centimeters) at 4:10 pm (2010 GMT) following more than seven hours during which astronaut Jeff Williams released short blasts of air into the pod's walls from the orbiting lab using a manual valve. After th ... read more

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ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Create New Powerful Plasma Rocket Engine
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MOON DAILY

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DRAGON SPACE

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