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A sneak peak at Bigelow Aerospace's candidate for long term space travel/habitats.

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posted on Sep, 1 2019 @ 06:21 PM
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kudos S.O....haven't paid much attention lately to bigelow...thanks for bringing it to the board.




posted on Sep, 1 2019 @ 09:43 PM
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now what happens when a piece of space debris traveling thousands of mph hit it?



posted on Sep, 2 2019 @ 06:04 AM
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a reply to: Springer

Different thinking for the win! While most minds will be thinking bigger craft, more efficient/powerful rockets, etc., a simpler answer: inflatable craft. Love it!



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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A meter-thick layer of ice around this habitat would make it impenetrable to cosmic rays and anything but large, high-velocity meteoroids.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 05:07 PM
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originally posted by: StuKE
Am in the UK too and unable, to watch.

Maybe that will change in a couple of months.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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originally posted by: AnonymousMoose
now what happens when a piece of space debris traveling thousands of mph hit it?

Everybody dies. But you know you can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.



posted on Sep, 13 2019 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
Maybe I’m wrong here but according to these articles, Northrop Grumman has got this contract already in the bag.
... With 2024 in mind, NASA picks Northrop Grumman to build moon-orbiting habitat

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Just happen to reread your links and found this quote,

" As long as Northrop Grumman submits an acceptable proposal with a price tag that’s “fair and reasonable,” NASA will give its go-ahead."


It appears that there's always some little thing or catch.... In this case (as usual), it boils down to money and the cost factor.
edit on 9/13/2019 by JohnnyAnonymous because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 13 2019 @ 07:13 PM
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Your right, the color of money always talks







 
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