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Old August 25 2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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Bigelow Aerospace Update

OK, so not much meat and taters to this update, but it does say what their first habitable station config will be; 2 Sundancers and a BA 330.

http://www.space.com/businesstechnol...w-genesis.html
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Old August 25 2008, 09:54 PM   #2
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update

Cool! I hope the Bigelow will put the ISS to shame soon. I would even like a bigelow module hooked up to the ISS, that would be really nice, maybe some nice spiffy comfy crew quarters for the ISS folks in orbit.
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Old August 25 2008, 11:53 PM   #3
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update

Someone should get Bigelow together with Branson and rutan (if they haven't already).
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Old August 26 2008, 12:59 AM   #4
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update

I'm sure they're talking on some level. See the Bigelow Orbital Challenge here:

http://www.space.com/businesstechnol...ed_041006.html

To summarize the challenge: "50 Megabucks and a service contract for the outfit that demonstrates it can haul passengers to a Bigelow orbital facility"

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Old August 26 2008, 01:03 AM   #5
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update

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...I would even like a bigelow module hooked up to the ISS, that would be really nice, maybe some nice spiffy comfy crew quarters for the ISS folks in orbit.
I'd really love to see that too since it would take the TransHab technology that NASA poo-pooed (their sweetheart Boeing's now-canned can... the ne'er to fly habitation module) full circle. The technology Bigelow is using was licensed from an alternate habitation module design.
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Old August 27 2008, 09:50 PM   #6
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Plus, the tea will be fantastic.
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