Thursday, April 7, 2016

The SpaceX-8 Pre-Game Show

Click the arrow to watch the “What's On Board” review of science and technology launching on the mission. Video source: NASA YouTube channel.

Click the arrow to watch the SpaceX-8 pre-launch briefing. Video source: NASA YouTube channel.

Kennedy Space Center hosted this afternoon two pre-launch briefings for tomorrow afternoon's scheduled launch of the SpaceX-8 mission.

Much of the media focus should be on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), launching in the Dragon's trunk. It will be the first deployment of an expandable space station prototype, and the first purchased by NASA from a commercial company.

In the “What's On Board” event, founder Robert Bigelow stated that two nations and two corporations have already expressed interest in using BEAM for ISS research once NASA permits.

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