BEAM – Bigelow Expandable Activity Module

Scientists have developed a new type of space habitation which is made of an unlikely material – fabric. Not only does this make the module lightweight, it is also expandable. The module’s ability to expand means that it can be launched into space at a fraction of its final volume. This new technology is currently going through a two-year trial in space, where it is orbiting our planet in connection with the International Space Station.

Special thanks to the Science Channel.

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Rosa
Rosa

cool

jack
jack

that was awesome

muddassir
muddassir

awsome

prinsasse layla
prinsasse layla

Hey I thank that I’m going to go with a star wars cake with a pic of layla

darius
darius

You should do a Star wars cake….

Kennedi
Kennedi

kinda cool

Levi
Levi

So cool
I’m I right

Aniba
Aniba

WOWWW!!!!

R
R

first reply

jamie
jamie

Anyway, thats soooo cool, now they can transport lighter and more compacted rooms to the International Space Station.

Brooks
Brooks

you are the 3rd reply but close enough

molly
molly

so cool

barry
barry

it is pretty cool

phuogn
phuogn

I think like you Molly.

Chevy Girl
Chevy Girl

Does anyone drink Energy Drinks? I DO!!!

Jamie
Jamie

I dont. Energy drinks are unhealthy

Cameron
Cameron

Monster Javas

Matt
Matt

Yessssss

LB2000
LB2000

It’s a Habitation module that is more affordable, and more reasonable than the large aluminum ones. Takes up hardly any room on the shuttle, and once on the station it can be expanded to a large module, and used for habitation purposes.

Seems like an interesting solution to me.

XcellR8
XcellR8

YES would love to live in space.

KRYSTAL
KRYSTAL

WHOO! That is amazing!!
#REALLY CLEVER!! πŸ™‚

Ruby
Ruby

Really cool!! Amazing that it can expand so big, and take up such a small amount of room when folded up….

Fireheart
Fireheart

I wonder how BEAM is doing. I guess we will find out come 2018.

Awesome_Sauce! (aKa) XcellR8
Awesome_Sauce! (aKa) XcellR8

Me too

Isabell
Isabell

Love your name@FireHeart

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

What is everyones favorite drinks?
I love anything with espresso especially Frappes

leven
leven

oh yeah carmal fraps are the best.but coffee #1 all the way even if its black

katniss
katniss

me too! My fav coffee at Starbucks.. get ready.. is a mocha frappe decaf half the shots and sometimes, a shot of peppermint. It actually tastes like coffee. Try it, sometime!

Matt
Matt

I like chocolate milk

Cameron
Cameron

Dude

Yes

Brooks
Brooks

random

acellus user
acellus user

❀ ❣ β˜• ✈

sorry just trying to add emojies

Maya
Maya

wowwww, so cool

BVBArmyFan
BVBArmyFan

Will anybody be my friend please?

kelysta
kelysta

ooooo you know you should make a mini model of this but i bit more simplyfied XD and have mini action figures in there

riley
riley

so cool!!!

acellus user
acellus user

wow

acellus user
acellus user

hey thats my name

freinds?

mina
mina

i would love to

Fireheart
Fireheart

I wonder how it’s doing. I guess we will find out come 2018

raven
raven

yep

caleb
caleb

that is soooo cool!!!!

Seth
Seth

Cool!! I love Acellus!!! Hi Infinity

kenzie
kenzie

that was cool btw I’m kenzie

katniss
katniss

Hi Kenzie! I’m gabs. Infinity, are you planning to move to Tennesse for career purposes, or just because it is amazingly beautiful there? Are you thinking of going into music?

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

I plan to move there because its gorgeous and its not too far from my parents. I might try out for Country Music if i get better soon. I have always love Tennessee!!!

XcellR8
XcellR8

Hey Seth I’m 15 and I live in middle Tennessee

daishaun
daishaun

so lucky i live in maryland

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

You are so lucky i plan to move there soon!!!

XcellR8
XcellR8

Ya I love it here. πŸ™‚

Shadowβ˜•
Shadowβ˜•

Hi, everyone my name is Shadow

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

Hey Seth! What are you doing?

Crystal
Crystal

Birth day girl what cake should I get

Weise
Weise

its for living in i thing
p.s. that so cool πŸ˜€

p.p.s. anyone want to be my friend?

Jurnee
Jurnee

I would like to be your friend Weise. P.S. I love your name.

Weise
Weise

thank you i like your name too

XcellR8
XcellR8

I can tooo!

Weise
Weise

Thanks Gabs and xceelr8 πŸ˜€

p.s. XCEELR8……….Nice name lol

XcellR8
XcellR8

T.Y.!!!!!

katniss
katniss

Yes! I’m gabs. Nice to meet you.

darius
darius

I’ll be your friend

Weise
Weise

thanks Darius πŸ˜€

R
R

B.E.A.M. is awesome

XcellR8
XcellR8

Awesome Sauce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kate
kate

love your comment you could make it your name on here

XcellR8
XcellR8

πŸ˜›

#CoolKid
#CoolKid

Who needs a friend?

katniss
katniss

Can I be your friend? I am not exactly cool though.. I am kind of a nerd πŸ˜‰

Brooks
Brooks

Tell me one thing wrong with being a nerd. I can not think of anything.

#CoolKid
#CoolKid

That’s totally okay. I want to be a nerd anyway, I read over 70 books last year. How old are you?

XcellR8TION
XcellR8TION

Nerds are cool.

sean
sean

wow so cool does anyone like to go to summer camp comment if you do and were you go because I need a new place

katniss
katniss

I do! But mine are in NY… πŸ˜‰

sean
sean

I live there so fire away

katniss
katniss

OOHH okay, so I like Circle C ranch because it is amazingly awesome! I also do an acting camp in upstate NY

raven
raven

hey what up dudes??

katniss
katniss

hey

qwerty
qwerty

HELLO>

unknown
unknown

Hi Earthlings!!!

donna
donna

HI

Haleda
Haleda

sooooo cool

Cameron
Cameron

Yo fam

Peeta
Peeta

were are all yall from, like what state. Im from Tennessee. #country life

XcellR8
XcellR8

Me too

Country Girl:Chevy Girl
Country Girl:Chevy Girl

I’m from Michigan but i plan to move to Tennessee soon. I love Tennessee it the best place in the United States!!! Your so lucky, i’m 16 how old are you?
#LOVE COUNTRY LIFE

nic
nic

I’m from Missouri

carter
carter

im from missouri to joplin

Hanna
Hanna

I’m from Montana (Great Falls)

Sophia
Sophia

That’s awesome

Naruto
Naruto

I’m impressed of that

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

Awesome!!!

Levi
Levi

Cool I love space

Hanna
Hanna

wow

Gaby
Gaby

Awesome!

katniss
katniss

awwww my name is gabby too! Actually, it is Asia, but my friends call me Gabby or gabs.

Aniba
Aniba

WOWWW!!!!So cool

AH2001
AH2001

I Love It!!!

Space Exploration is so Fascinating.

#GoSpace

Redeemed acres
Redeemed acres

Hi

me
me

hi

Redeemed acres
Redeemed acres

WANT TO BE FRIENDS?

XcellR8
XcellR8

I’d love to live on another planet!!! ;P

Brooks
Brooks

with oxygen right? I hope you mean a habitable planet.

XcellR8
XcellR8

Yes of course..

KRYSTAL
KRYSTAL

Like one of the planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1 ? Supposedly some of those planets are habitable… πŸ™‚

katniss
katniss

me too!

AcellR8
AcellR8

We’ll miss you.

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

Thanks πŸ™‚

Sailor Moon
Sailor Moon

that was so cool

Country girl
Country girl

So cool!!!!

katelyn
katelyn

wow so cool I really need a friend

katniss
katniss

I’ll be your friend.

Donna
Donna

Cool!!

Ariana
Ariana

WOW this is so cool

katniss
katniss

The things they think of these days… πŸ˜‰
Pretty amazing innovation!

nic
nic

That is AMAZING!!!
Can you imagine living in space?

katniss
katniss

THAT. WOULD. BE. SOOOO COOOOL!!!!!!!
Maybe I will be an astronaut too…

Isabell
Isabell

Has anyone been to an airport and an airplane ✈️ if so say what airport and airline

I’ve been to Africa Managua Atlanta Austin Dallas Houston PanamΓ‘ Costa Rica Miami Orlando international airport

I’ve been in Delta ,American Airline,United ,capa ,airline

Isabell
Isabell

I’m so ust to airports ❣️ there are like a second home to me ❀️

Isabell
Isabell

✈️

Ps did u know that there are trains in side of big airports

XcellR8
XcellR8

I went to Germany once to visit my relatives.✈

XcellR8
XcellR8

It was Awesome!

katniss
katniss

Cool!

Isabell
Isabell

And Baltimore airport

katniss
katniss

That’s awesome! I have just been to Florida and LA

Isabell
Isabell

I meant to say Copa, airlines

Isabell
Isabell

I fav❣️is Copa airline

kenzie
kenzie

that video was cool btw I’m kenzie

Ronnie
Ronnie

That is Amazing!

Isabell
Isabell

Cool ‍‍

ben
ben

that is awesume

katniss
katniss

*agreed*

katniss
katniss

Hey Isabell, are we friends?

Isabell
Isabell

Yay if you want to

katniss
katniss

Does anyone else play instruments and/or sing?

Jamie
Jamie

I play the piano and sing

XcellR8
XcellR8

guitar and piano for me.

katniss
katniss

X0 Me too! Cool beans, my friend.

AH2001
AH2001

I play the violin and recorder.

I like to sing too.

Cameron
Cameron

Definitleyyyy

katniss
katniss

Hi Seth & Infinity!
btw where are Jurnee and Stephen?

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

Hey Katniss!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

katniss
katniss

Hi, sorry guys I am behind.

Infinity:Country Girl
Infinity:Country Girl

Hey Katniss!!!

katniss
katniss

And Eat, can we be friends too?

Ford Boy
Ford Boy

I’ll be your friend. I love food. and play guitar.

katniss
katniss

Well, I like chevy an GMC but you and I play guitar so we can be friends πŸ˜‰

Ford boy
Ford boy

okay nic

Ford boy
Ford boy

okay cool