9/27/2004

Bigelow Aerospace is using U.S. and European technology to develop inflatable Earth-orbit space modules. Inflatable modules offer large volume, but cost less to launch because they are relatively lightweight. Bigelow will announce a $50 million contest for the development of a low-cost commercial manned orbital vehicle capable of launching five to seven astronauts at a time to Bigelow inflatable modules.

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