July 12, 2006
Genesis I, an inflatable spacecraft designed to test technology for a future space hotel is to be launched from Russia on Wednesday by Bigelow Aerospace.
Genesis I is one-third the size of a proposed space hotel that is based on an abandoned NASA concept for an inflatable space station called TransHab.
Bigelow hopes to build the 330-cubic-meter space hotel by 2012. But the lack of a low-cost vehicle… read more