Astronauts Obtain Inflatable Room At Space Sta

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Source:   —  April 10, 2016, at 9:21 PM

Tim Peake said "it looks love we've caught a dragon," as he used a robotic arm to grab keep of the spacecraft carrying the room.

Astronauts Obtain Inflatable Room At Space Sta

The world's first inflatable room for astronauts has been delivered to the International Space Station.

It was taken up on SpaceX'south unmanned Dragon cargo ship which also carried cabbage seeds and laboratory mice.

Britain'south Tim Peake said "it looks love we've caught a dragon," as he used a robotic arm to grab keep of the craft, which was carrying 7.000lb of gear.

The room, known as the Bigelow Expandable Action Module (BEAM), can widen to 10ft wide and 13ft long.

It'll be attached to the ISS following weekend and will be there for two years so astronauts can look how it copes with space debris and solar radiation.

The BEAM is set to start utilize in May, and NASA says astronauts map to enter for a few hours several times a year to "retrieve sensor data and evaluate conditions".

The cargo also contains Chinese cabbage seeds which astronauts will grow in space, and lab mice that'll test whether certain drugs can assistance prevent muscle and bone loss in microgravity.

There are presently six spacecraft docked at the ISS - the most since 2011.

On Friday, the Dragon blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a Falcon nine rocket.

Soon after launch, portion of the rocket in the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

SpaceX said the achievement was a huge step forward in the effort to create rockets recyclable and deliver cheaper, more accessible space travel.

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