BEAM is now attached to the ISS. The idea of inflatable habitat comes to reality and is an important step in future human exploration.
Video to come.
NASA has a good explanation: What is BEAM?
The Cygnus cargo ship with 7,500 pounds of supplies arrived and was installed on the ISS on 26 March 2016.
There will be two more missions to the ISS in the next couple of weeks:
31 March 2016 – Russian Progress cargo ship scheduled to launch
08 April 2016 – SpaceX resupply launches
Tim Peake explains gyroscopes in space and why they are important
Welcome home to Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko from 340 days on the International Space Station. What a feeling it must be to know gravity again.
Can you imagine a year in space? In March 2015, 2 space explorers, NASA’s Mark Kelly and Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko started a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station.
The physiological changes will give us some idea what will happen on a longer duration mission such as a trip to Mars.
As the International Space Station falls around the Earth, every now and then its orbit needs to be raised. A reboost was done very recently and ESA’s Tim Peake shows us how it was accomplished.
Pre-reboost: 398.2 x 407.4 km – inclination 51.64° – Period: 92.62min (247.4 x 253.1 miles)
Post-reboost: 402.1 x 406.9 km – inclination 51.64° – Period: 92.66min (249.9 x 252.8 miles)
Orbital’s Cygnus cargo ship will be leaving the International Space Station today. The cargo ship is scheduled to be released from Canadarm 2 at 12:35 UTC.
After it is released there will be two thruster burns on the cargo ship to push it into the atmosphere where it will burn up over the Pacific Ocean.
Coverage starts at 12:00 UTC. The deorbit burns and re-entry will not be shown on the video.
Hopefully the space suit problems that have been cropping up will come to an end. I would imagine it would be pretty stressful working in suits you may not have complete faith in.