Tagline: Join the Adventure
The plans of this company are so grandiose and go beyond the everyday routine that many will seem pure fantasy. Spiteful critics can start their song about banal money laundering. Bigelow Aerospace plans to enter the hotel business. And everything would be fine, only these hotels will be located first in the orbit of the Earth, and then on the Moon.
The company was founded in 1999 by American tycoon Robert Bigelow. At the moment, everything that does Bigelow Aerospace - conducts tireless and expensive research, builds models of future space complexes in full size. Sometimes research is carried out jointly with other aerospace companies - for example, with the same Boeing.
The main difference between projects developed Bigelow Aerospace, is that all their complexes will be inflatable. Thanks to this approach, their launch into orbit and installation are greatly simplified. As for safety and reliability, this is exactly what the company's specialists are working on. The project looks promising. The idea to use inflatable complexes was born a long time ago. But only Bigelow Aerospace took them seriously. The company also has a successful experience in launching space modules - Genesis I и Genesis II.
In September 2004, Robert Biglow announced that he was establishing a special prize (America's Space Prize) to the research team that can develop a cheap-to-use reusable spacecraft capable of delivering several passengers into orbit.
The company is confident that the first hotel will open in 2015. Space is getting closer. We are ready for space. Are You?
Office Bigelow Aerospace located in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Las Vegas, NV, USA).