NASA pays $17.8M for inflatable ISS enlargement, orbital ball pit unconfirmed
Have been you a type of fortunate youngsters whose mother and father acquired you an inflatable fort on your birthday celebration, thus making all the opposite youngsters within the neighborhood jealous? You are about to get one-upped. NASA has simply signed a $17.eight million contract with Bigelow Airspace to constructed an inflatable, expandable module to plug into the Worldwide Area Station. Bigelow already has prototype habitats orbiting the globe and final yr introduced a partnership with SpaceX to launch its BA 330 (pictured above) someday in 2015. Particulars of the ISS enlargement are set to be introduced this upcoming Wednesday, supplying you with just some extra days to brag about any childhood bouncy-bounce exploits.