Latest Robert Bigelow Stories

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...

2011-02-04 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver visited Las Vegas today to meet with Nevada entrepreneurs and discuss innovations in space exploration and technology development critical to America's future in space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Garver toured the facilities of Bigelow Aerospace, a company that has been developing expandable space habitats. NASA is evaluating Bigelow's concept for an expandable...

2010-10-19 07:37:16

Testing is now underway for human rating Bigelow Aerospace's Environmental Control and Life Support System in preparation of its 2015 launch of the Sundancer Module. Madison, WI (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 Bigelow Aerospace LLC, LasVegas, NV, has begun the process of human rating its Environmental Control and Life Support System. The contained volume humans in the loop testing is in preparation for the 2015 launch of Sundancer - an expandable module approximately 27ft long, 22ft in diameter,...

2007-06-29 18:01:03

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new inflatable, unmanned test module for a proposed private space station was launched into orbit Thursday aboard a Russian rocket, the U.S. company developing the technology said. The Dnepr rocket carrying the Genesis II module lifted off shortly after 7 p.m. local time from the ISC Kosmotras Yasny Cosmodrome in Russia's Orenburg region, according to Bigelow Aerospace of Nevada. The 15-foot-long module was designed to expand to a diameter of 8 feet. Contact with the...

2006-07-14 07:30:50

LOS ANGELES -- An unmanned, inflatable spacecraft launched by a Las Vegas real estate mogul has beamed back the first images since it slipped into orbit and expanded itself. Genesis I sent back several photos Thursday taken by its dozen cameras showing sections of the craft, according to its builder Bigelow Aerospace. The company declined to publicly release the images. The experimental spacecraft rocketed into space Wednesday from Russia on a mission to test technology that could be used to...

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