Bigelow Aerospace: Colonizing Space One Module at a Time by Erik SeedhouseBigelow Aerospace: Colonizing Space One Module at a Time by Erik Seedhouse

Bigelow Aerospace: Colonizing Space One Module at a Time

byErik Seedhouse

Paperback | October 13, 2014

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Here for the first time you can read:

  • how a space technology start-up is pioneering work on expandable space station modules
  • how Robert Bigelow licensed the TransHab idea from NASA, and how his company developed the technology for more than a decade
  • how, very soon, a Bigelow expandable module will be docked with the International Space Station.

At the core of Bigelow's plan is the inflatable module technology. Tougher and more durable than their rigid counterparts, these inflatable modules are perfectly suited for use in the space, where Bigelow plans to link them together to form commercial 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.

Dr. Erik Seedhouse worked as an Astronaut Training Consultant for Bigelow Aerospace in 2005, a company for whom he wrote the Spaceflight Participants Flight Surgeon's Manual. He also developed astronaut-training protocols for future spaceflight participants and wrote and edited several chapters of Bigelow Aerospace's Astronaut Training...
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Title:Bigelow Aerospace: Colonizing Space One Module at a TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:182 pagesPublished:October 13, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319051962

ISBN - 13:9783319051963

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Table of Contents

Robert T. Bigelow, Orbital Real Estate Mogul.- Expandable Module Technologies.- TransHab Close.- Genesis I and II.- Bigelow Expandable Activity Module.- The Space Taxi Race.- Bigelow's Space Station.- The Man Who Sold the Moon.

Editorial Reviews

"Robert Bigelow has made a very large fortune in property and hotel chains. . This excellent book is a great primer on the man, his company and a myriad of ideas all the way to bases on Mars." (Spaceflight, Vol. 58 (3), 2016)