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docmordrid
2014-Jul-09, 11:02 PM
Here we go.....on a path to ~2017

Link.... (http://www.spacenews.com/article/civil-space/41194bigelow-aerospace-begins-hiring-round-by-adding-former-astronauts-ham-zamka)


Bigelow Aerospace Begins Hiring Round by Adding Former Astronauts Ham, Zamka

WASHINGTON — Bigelow Aerospace has hired former NASA astronauts Kenneth Ham and George Zamka to form the cornerstone of the private astronaut corps the North Las Vegas, Nevada, company will need to maintain and operate the inflatable space habitats it plans to launch some time after 2017.

Zamka comes to Bigelow Aerospace from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation,
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Ham, currently chairman of the Aerospace Engineering Department at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, pace’s orbital habitats.
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Zamka and Ham are part of a broader hiring push by Bigelow Aerospace. There are about 135 people in the North Las Vegas factory now, and “we’re hoping to be by Christmas time somewhere in the vicinity of 175,” Bigelow said. In addition, he said, “we will expand, substantially, our Washington representation,” which is led by attorney Mike Gold, an export control specialist who helped arrange the launch of Bigelow’s Genesis test habitats aboard Russian Dnepr rockets in 2006 and 2007.
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Bigelow Alpha Station
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Nicolas
2014-Jul-10, 07:40 AM
Bigelow Aerospace Begins Hiring Round by Adding Former Astronauts Ham, Zamka

For a minute, I thought they meant this one (http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/10436/11118051_2.jpg?v=8CE35F87E13B180).