BIGELOW AEROSPACE

Colonizing Space One Module at a Time

Erik Seedhouse

BIGELOW AEROSPACE: Colonizing Space One Module at a Time Here for the first time you can read:
At the core of Bigelow's business plan is the inflatable module technology. Tougher and more durable than their rigid counterparts, these inflatable modules are perfectly suited for use in space, where Bigelow plans to link them together to form commerical space stations. This book describes how this new breed of space stations will be built and how the link between Bigelow Aerospace, NASA and private companies can lead to a new economy - a space economy. Finally, the book touches on Bigelow's aspirations beyond low Earth orbit, plans that include the landing of a base on the lunar surface and the prospect of missions to Mars.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Acronyms
Author Note
Foreword

1. Robert T. Bigelow, Orbital Real Estate Mogul
2. Expandable Module Technologies
3. TransHab Up Close
4. Genesis I and II
5. Bigelow Expandable Activity Module
6. The Space Taxi Race
7. Bigelow's Space Station
8. The Man Who Sold the Moon

Epilogue
Appendix I
Appendix II
Index


Extent: 182 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-3-319-05196-3



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