Thursday, August 25, 2005

Here Am I Sitting In A Tin Can...

If Bigelow Aerospace needs beta testers, I'm available. Seems they're testing inflatable structures for use in space, picking up where NASA's TransHub program left off.

Why inflatable space habitats?
Gold said the technology offers several advantages. For one, an expandable structure can be tightly packed inside a variety of rocket nose farings, at econo-class prices. Additional, once in orbit, they offer increased pressurized volume for crew and experiments. Lastly, they provide a lot of instant room at low-cost.

[via (and thanks to) Pasta & Vinegar]


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