Watch balloon-like space station module explode (on purpose) during 1st full-scale burst test

Watch balloon-like space station module explode (on purpose) during 1st full-scale burst test

That’s one big bang for space station safety.

Sierra Space deliberately blew up its first full-scale space station module prototype recently to get ready for future space missions that could take place as soon as 2030, the company announced on Monday (Jan. 22). The blast was equivalent to using 164 sticks of dynamite, officials said in an e-mailed statement to Space.com.

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