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SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace Team Up For Trips To Private Space Habitats 40 40

Posted by Soulskill
from the getting-away-from-it-all-with-rockets dept.
Zothecula writes "SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace have joined forces in an attempt to woo international customers looking to enjoy some extended periods of microgravity. The joint marketing effort will push trips to orbiting Bigelow habitats on SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft using the Falcon launch vehicle. 'Bigelow's BA 330 space module would be designed to provide 330 cubic meters of usable volume, which is about the size of a two-bedroom apartment. The BA 330 could accommodate up to six astronauts, depending on how cozy they plan to get. Two or more BA 330 modules could be connected together in orbit for lease by national space agencies, companies or universities, according to Bigelow Aerospace.'"
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SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace Team Up For Trips To Private Space Habitats

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  • Uh huh (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 11, 2012 @11:20AM (#39967323)

    "Combining" two failing operations... But I thought people would line up for miles for a chance to pay 100000$ for a 5 minute sub-orbital hop?

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