ISS Astronauts Begin Testing BEAM — The World’s First Inflatable Space Habitat

By Sarah Benton Feitlinger On May 26, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams spent seven hours inflating the first expandable room at the International Space Station. Called Bigelow Expandable Activity Module or BEAM, the balloon-like structure that measures 10-feet by 13-feet, (about the … Continue reading

Karen L Nyberg

Karen L. Nyberg is an American mechanical engineer and a US Astronaut, currently living on the International Space Station. She is marred to Astronaut Douglas Hurly; they have one son. She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, … Continue reading