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NASA is working closely with Bigelow Aerospace to understand why its module did not fully expand today as planned.

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16. NASA Television coverage of the installation will begin at 5:30 a.m. EDT.

Without going into many details, United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Bigelow Aerospace yesterday announced a partnership whereby ULA will provide Bigelow with access to space and in return the two will try to make a commercial space station a viability.

Future astronauts will require highly reliable habitation systems to keep them healthy and productive during missions that take them farther from Earth than humans have ever gone before.

NASA has executed a contract with Bigelow Aerospace for the company to develop ambitious human spaceflight missions that leverage its innovative B330 space habitat.

Bigelow Aerospace held a media event last week to view the BEAM spacecraft packed up in its launch configuration. BEAM is currently scheduled to fly to the ISS in September 2015. Larger image.

Taking another step forward, Bigelow Aerospace will see its Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) launched and attached to the International Space Station in July of 2015.

Bigelow Aerospace has released a promotional video on their Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). It runs six and a half minutes.

he regional spaceport on Virginia's eastern shore is now sending cargo to the International Space Station. And one day, humans could be heading into space from the launch pad on Wallops Island.

The purpose of this Agreement is to facilitate and explore, in a manner that meets both national and commercial goals and objectives, joint public/private arrangements that would continue to build the ability for humans to live and work in space through the expansion of exploration capabilities beyond low Earth orbit.