SPACEX AND BIGELOW AEROSPACE JOIN FORCES TO OFFER CREWED MISSIONS TO PRIVATE SPACE

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Feature Article by Powell Gammill
http://www.spacex.com/press.php?page=20120510

 
Hawthorne, CA, and Las Vegas, NV– Space Exploration Technologies
(SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace (BA) have agreed to conduct a joint
marketing effort focused on international customers. The two companies
will offer rides on SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, using the Falcon launch
vehicle to carry passengers to Bigelow habitats orbiting the earth.
According to Bigelow Aerospace’s President and Founder, Robert T.
Bigelow, “We’re very excited to be working with our colleagues at SpaceX
to present the unique services that our two companies can offer to
international clientele. We’re eager to join them overseas to discuss
the substantial benefits that BA 330 leasing can offer in combination
with SpaceX transportation capabilities”.
The BA 330 is a habitat that will provide roughly 330 cubic meters of
usable volume and can support a crew of up to six. Bigelow Aerospace
plans to connect two or more BA 330s in orbit to provide
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