This still handout image from video obtained May 28, 2016 courtesy of NASA shows an inflatable add-on room, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), at the International Space Station (ISS). AFP / NASA
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Space station astronauts opened the world's first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.NASA astronaut Jeffrey Williams opened the door to the expanded chamber and was the first to enter. The temperature registered 6.6 degrees Celsius as anticipated, at one end of the 4-meter-long, 3-meter-wide chamber.For now, BEAM is empty and dark; Williams and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka wore head lamps to illuminate the crinkled, silver walls. They collected air samples, took expansion measurements and made sure the air-pressurization tanks were empty, before exiting and closing the door behind them.
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