Saturday, July 15, 2006

Genesis I

Well, Bigelow did it. He has a sub-scale prototype of an inflatable hotel in orbit. It seems to be keeping shape, and all power stuff works correctly. He bought the engineering from a NASA project (Transhab) on an inflatable habitat/lab. He sent up some insects for good measure. I hope that micro meteorites don't destroy it, but it looks like the shell might even be a bit stronger? Or at least more able to take hits because it is elastic. (Not sure it matters when the object is going that fast) I am waiting for the high res shot of the Genesis-I.

Bigelow Aerospace

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