Inflatable Space Outposts: Cash Down on High Hopes

Inflatable Space Outposts: Cash Down on High Hopes: "With company facilities spread out across some 50 acres here in North Las Vegas, Bigelow Aerospace is bankrolling big-time the private development of large space habitats. Extensive work is underway in designing and building partial and full-scale inflatable modules, fabricated to serve a range of users, from bio-tech firms and educational institutions to other groups wanting to churn out made-in-microgravity products."

Note that this is owned by Robert Bigelow, who is the owner of the Budget Suites of America Hotel Chain. The X-Prize, SpaceX, now Bigelow's involved; alt.space is heating up!

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