Bigelow Aerospace goes to the Moon

Bigelow lunar base

Bigelow Aerospace proposed lunar base design.

It looks like our friends at Bigelow Aerospace are taking their “real estate development” concept another step forward… by building on the Moon.

Using the same BA330 inflatable habitat modules Bigelow is building for an orbital space hotel, they propose to place a few together on the lunar surface, to make a simple lunar base that could support 18 people.

The moon base would consist of three BA-330 inflatable units which each offer 11,653 cubic feet of space and contain their own propulsion and power units. Such units could be joined together in lunar orbit or even farther out before flying down to a selected surface location.

Check out the articles here:
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-04/space-hotel-pioneer-envisions-inflatable-moon-bases
and
http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/private-moon-bases-bigelow-aerospace-100414.html

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