Blue Origin Stakes Claim In Low Earth Orbit

Blue Origin Orbital Reef
The baseline plan for the Orbital Reef, slated to begin operations later this decade, is about one-third of the size pictured in this artist's rendering.
Credit: Blue Origin/Sierra Space
There may be many heirs to the International Space Station, which is about two-thirds through its estimated life span. NASA, among others, is counting on having one or more commercially operated outposts available to host its microgravity research programs and to mature technologies needed to...

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