Tuesday, January 15, 2013

NASA Meets Bigelow

NASA has agreed to buy one of Bigelow Aerospace's inflatable modules and attach it to ISS as a demonstration technology project.  The deal is set to be announced tomorrow in North Las Vegas, Nevada, home of BA's corporate headquarters.

The module will likely be attached to ISS in about two years.  If it performs as envisioned, BA's plans for space stations and lunar habitats based on inflatable modules-- modules that are folded for launch on slender rockets and inflate once they're in space-- might, figuratinely and literally, really take off.

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