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NASA Is Testing Out an Inflatable Space House

Astronauts are finally getting to expand into a bigger space

NASA is about to send the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), a giant inflatable house, up to the International Space Station, where it will spend two years getting tested. If the testing goes well, it could provide more room for astronauts on future space missions, which is great news for the astronauts because while their space ships are currently perfectly nice and cozy, they're not all that spacious if the astronauts want to, say, invite some people over for a party or buy that vintage credenza they saw on Craigslist. The BEAM could also be used for colonizing Mars, which we are, of course, in favor of.

Why NASA is sending an inflatable house to space [Vox]