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Aviation Week & Space Technology 2010-04-12

Market Focus


Bigelow’s Plan For A Private Space Station Moves Closer To Reality

Apr 12, 2010
Ten years ago, who would have believed that a company founded by a young Internet entrepreneur would be launching satellites into space (Elon Musk’s SpaceX)? Or that a flamboyant record company mogul would be selling tickets to eager space tourists (Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson). Next up: Las Vegas real estate developer Robert Bigelow’s proposal to build, orbit and lease space on inflatable space stations.