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News Archive / Tagged: Bigelow Aerospace

  • NASA leverages ISS as it gets go ahead for a deep space habitat

    Joe LatrellJanuary 23rd, 2016

    In the latest omnibus spending bill approved by Congress, NASA was awarded $55 million in order to help accelerate development of a deep space habitation module. SpaceFlight Insider spoke with agency representatives to determine what these initial efforts might entail.

  • BEAM module waits for transportion to the ISS

    Joe LatrellOctober 25th, 2015

    Bigelow Aerospace is still awaiting word on when their Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) will be transported to the International Space Station (ISS). Engineers at Bigelow packed up the unit for transportation to Florida from their Nevada headquarters in March of this year.

  • NASA eyes Bigelow Aerospace’s B330 for possible deep space use

    Joe LatrellAugust 13th, 2015

    Bigelow Aerospace has entered into an agreement with NASA to use the company's B330 inflatable space habitat for use with NASA's human space program. With the space agency eyeing deep space destinations, such as an asteroid and perhaps one day Mars, the systems could enable crews to travel deeper into the Solar System than ever before.

  • Bigelow to host media event for BEAM

    Collin SkocikMarch 6th, 2015

    On Thursday, March 12, reporters will have a chance to examine and photograph Bigelow Aerospace’s Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) before it is shipped to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in preparation for launch. BEAM will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) later in 2015 aboard CRS-8, the eighth contracted SpaceX resupply mission to the […]

  • Astronauts Ham and Zamka selected by Bigelow

    Collin SkocikJuly 15th, 2014

    Bigelow Aerospace, which has launched several unmanned inflatable modules into orbit – and now plans to construct a private space station beginning in 2017, has now hired former NASA astronauts Kenneth Ham and George Zamka, according to Dan Leone of Space News.

  • Opinion: A glimpse of the future? Bigelow Aerospace releases report on human spaceflight

    SpaceFlight InsiderNovember 25th, 2013

    In recent years many within the private space community and government alike, see NASA being sacked as something beneficial to the advancement of permanent private access to space. One private company however, has shown what the real benefit can be. And it comes in the form of clever public-private partnerships with the space agency.