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Artist's impression of the BEAM module attached to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Bigelow Aerospace

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Astronauts Occupy Space Station's Bubbly Habitat

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module may not have all the creature comforts of a real space habitat, but it's the first of its kind that could transform how we explore (and live in) space.

June 6, 2016
7:25 PM EDT
The BEAM module undergoing inflation on on May 28. | NASA TV
Astronaut Jeff Williams works inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module. | NASA TV