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Bigelow Expandable Activity Module
2014-10-08 04:28:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Starting next year, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be able to work inside an inflatable module attached to the station’s Tranquility node, according to Space.com Contributor Elizabeth Howell. Developed by Bigelow Aerospace, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will travel to the ISS aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft in 2015. After arriving at the station, the robotic Canadarm2 will be used to...

NASA Planning Expandable Habitat Module For Space Station
2013-01-16 15:33:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced on Wednesday that it is planning a new addition to the International Space Station that is an expandable space habitat technology. The space agency has handed out a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which will be arriving at the station in 2015. "Today we're demonstrating progress on a technology that will advance important long-duration...

2013-01-14 08:48:51

NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a new addition to the International Space Station. The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module will demonstrate the benefits of this space habitat technology for future exploration and commercial space endeavors. "The International Space Station is a unique laboratory that enables important discoveries that benefit humanity and vastly increase understanding of how humans can live and work in space for long periods," NASA...

Bigelow And SpaceX Form Partnership To Bring Tourists To Space
2012-05-11 10:18:36

Two companies in the aerospace industry are joining together to launch tourists into space and check them into orbiting space habitats. Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace (BA) of Las Vegas on Thursday announced the partnership to promote space travel to international customers. Tourists will fly to space aboard SpaceX´s Dragon spacecraft and dock with Bigelow´s BA330 inflatable space habitats. “This is an incredibly...

Bigelow Aerospace Announces Lay-Offs
2011-10-20 11:23:40

Bigelow Aerospace announced on Wednesday that it has laid off half its staff because of the delays in developing space taxis, Reuters reports. The company, founded by hotel entrepreneur Robert Bigelow, hoped to send its inflatable habitats for commercial and government lease to space.  Bigelow believed space taxis would be available as early as 2015, but it seems those spacecraft are on track to not appear into space until at least 2016. Until space taxis become available, NASA...

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2010-07-20 09:40:00

During a media briefing at the Farnborough (UK) Airshow on Monday, the Boeing Company released artist's renderings of a new spacecraft that could be used to shuttle people to the International Space Station (ISS)--or perhaps, one day, even transport individuals to private space stations. The mock-ups of the Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft were unveiled by the Chicago, Illinois-based aerospace and defense company. They illustrate a cone-shaped craft that is similar in design to...

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2010-06-25 06:15:56

NASA is challenging college students to design concepts for inflatable habitat lofts for the next generation of space explorers. The winning concepts may be applied to the exploration habitats of the future. The X-Hab Academic Innovation Competition is a university-level challenge designed to encourage further studies in spaceflight-related engineering and architecture disciplines. This design competition requires undergraduate students to explore NASA's work to develop space habitats, while...

2010-06-24 15:42:00

WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is challenging college students to design concepts for inflatable habitat lofts for the next generation of space explorers. The winning concepts may be applied to the exploration habitats of the future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The X-Hab Academic Innovation Competition is a university-level challenge designed to encourage further...

2007-11-15 18:03:40

WASHINGTON - NASA will use the cold, harsh, isolated landscape of Antarctica to test one of its concepts for astronaut housing on the moon. The agency is sending a prototype inflatable habitat to Antarctica to see how it stands up during a year of use. Agency officials viewed the habitat Wednesday at ILC Dover in Frederica, Del., as it was inflated one last time before being packed and shipped to Antarctica's McMurdo Station. NASA is partnering on the project with the National Science...


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