Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Space Enterprise Rising

While US billionaire entrepreneur Charles Simonyi has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) with the Expedition 15 crew as a paying customer (i.e. space tourist), a couple of announcements today indicate more dramatic space business enterprise to come in the coming years.

Robert Bigelow has announced his ambitious business plan for his inflatable habitats in orbit and beyond. Meanwhile, SpaceDev has announced plans to collaborate with the United Launch Alliance (ULA) to study launch of its Dream Chaser reusable vehicle on the Atlas V booster. The space business world is getting more interesting all the time.

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