View Full Version : Genesis II Launches, Deploys Solar Panels

2007-Jul-02, 06:38 PM
Along with your jetpack, flying car, and moving sidewalks, a hotel in space is one of the great, undelivered promises of the future. Well, Bigelow Aerospace took another step towards fulfilling that promise last week with the launch of Genesis II, its prototype of an inflatable space hotel. ...

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2007-Jul-02, 07:48 PM
Let's be clear that this is not the follow-up mission to the Genesis mission that captured solar ions and then crashed in the Utah desert. This is a test-bed for inflatable orbital housing.