Friday, May 18, 2007

From Genesis I

Southern California's other wildfire on Catalina Island, seen from the Genesis I module. Private Bigelow Aerospace also released photos this week. Their inflatable module has been a complete success. It is based upon the Spacehab concept that was studied and dropped by NASA. Launch of the Genesis II module has been delayed until June because the Russian Dnepr booster needs additional testing. When multiple modules are combined, Bigelow plans to have a Space station orbiting by 2010.

P.S. Thanks to Fraser Cain, the new Carnival of Space is now up!


Blogger Kea said...

A private space station in just three years? WOW!!!

12:15 PM  
Blogger CarlBrannen said...

You all might enjoy Barsoum's of his lecture on the construction of the pyramids. It's a lesson in going against conventional wisdom.

6:49 PM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Kea, personal experience shows that determined individuals can outdo government entities. Scientist Samuel Langley had government funding to build an aeroplane; the Wright Brothers took off while Lanfgley crashed.

Neat, Carl. Experience in Mexico shows that pyramid builders were smarter than given credit for.

5:28 AM  
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