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A Cosmic First: Space Station to Get Inflatable Room

Forget blowup air mattresses. Space station astronauts are getting their first inflatable room. It's a technology demo meant to pave the way for moon bases and Mars expeditions, as well as orbiting outposts catering to scientists and tourists. Bigelow Aerospace is behind the experiment, which will get a ride to the International Space Station with another private space company. An unmanned SpaceX Falcon rocket is set to launch late Friday afternoon, carrying a capsule full of...

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