Privately-built space station prototype successfully launched into space

Thursday from a Russian missile base, kicking off the second test flight for the U.S. firm Bigelow Aerospace. Genesis 2, an inflatable module laden with cameras, personal items and a Space Bingo game, rocketed spaceward atop a Dnepr booster from a silo at Yasny Launch Base, an active Russian strategic missile base in the country’s Orenburg region.

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