Download e-book for iPad: Bigelow Aerospace: Colonizing Space One Module at a Time by Erik Seedhouse

By Erik Seedhouse

ISBN-10: 3319051962

ISBN-13: 9783319051963

Here for the 1st time you could read:

  • how an area know-how start-up is pioneering paintings on expandable area station modules
  • how Robert Bigelow authorized the TransHab inspiration from NASA, and the way his corporation constructed the know-how for greater than a decade
  • how, very quickly, a Bigelow expandable module may be docked with the overseas area Station.

At the center of Bigelow's plan is the inflatable module expertise. harder and tougher than their inflexible opposite numbers, those inflatable modules are ideally suited to be used within the area, the place Bigelow plans to hyperlink them jointly to shape advertisement house stations. This publication describes how this new breed of area stations may be outfitted and the way the hyperlink among Bigelow Aerospace, NASA and personal businesses can result in a brand new economy—a area economic climate. eventually, the ebook touches on Bigelow's aspirations past low Earth orbit, plans that come with the touchdown of a base at the lunar floor and the possibility of missions to Mars.

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