Coming together to walk a step closer to the ultimate facet of the Mars mission, the development of a resilient niche for the skilled astronauts by the influential astronauts of NASA is been formulated. The Bigelow Expandable Space Activity Module (BEAM) has been disclosed, the newly released addition that allows the astronaut to get associated with the back of the space station and bring about inflation to twice.
This habitat technology can be easily transported to space without consuming much storage space on spacecraft. It will also help to protect astronauts from harmful cosmic and ultraviolet radiation in space. BEAM will remain attached to ISS for two years, also there are chances that similar structures could also be used for future lunar or martian trips. NASA is all set to launch a BEAM unit on the eighth commercial resupply mission to ISS.
For deep space trials and expeditions, this is just one step to get more and more comforts possible to the astronauts in ISS. While there remains other additions ranging from dust barriers to challenges that they face on planetary or lunar surface. Though it cant be denied that this new technology is another step closer towards sustaining life on Mars.