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Tomorrow, NASA makes second attempt to inflate habitat in space

This morning, NASA made its first attempt to snap on an inflatable extension to the International Space Station, which was meant to give astronauts extra room. But the effort fell flat. However, NASA is trying again tomorrow and is inviting us to watch it live on it’s website.  If these lightweight habitats are ultimately successful, … Continue reading “Tomorrow, NASA makes second attempt to inflate habitat in space”

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This morning, NASA made its first attempt to snap on an inflatable extension to the International Space Station, which was meant to give astronauts extra room. But the effort fell flat.

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However, NASA is trying again tomorrow and is inviting us to watch it live on it’s website

If these lightweight habitats are ultimately successful, they could be used on the manned mission to Mars scheduled for the 2030s. 

[Image: NASA]

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Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D., is a staff writer at Fast Company. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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