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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1320 on: 03/23/2017 04:03 PM »
This may be of interest to some (student?) forum members:

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Bigelow Aerospace‏ @BigelowSpace 2m2 minutes ago

We are rolling out our first-ever paid internship program for this summer. Space is extremely limited! Apply here: http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/bigelow-careers/

https://twitter.com/BigelowSpace/status/844956960214560768

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1321 on: 03/23/2017 04:13 PM »
This may be of interest to some (student?) forum members:

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Bigelow Aerospace‏ @BigelowSpace 2m2 minutes ago

We are rolling out our first-ever paid internship program for this summer. Space is extremely limited! Apply here: http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/bigelow-careers/

https://twitter.com/BigelowSpace/status/844956960214560768

If anyone here is thinking of applying for this, I can put you in touch with a former employee who hired in as a new grad.  She could give some background on working for Bigelow.
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1322 on: 04/13/2017 12:35 AM »
Bigelow has recently updated there website:
https://bigelowaerospace.com/

Pages on BEAM and BA330 now just say coming soon, the rest of their site has been stripped down to mostly be a collection of Robert Bigelow's tweets and a write up on "Christmas coming early" on November 8... They also plan to sell some phone covers with their logos and that alien head that Mr. Bigelow is so fond of.
Uh, yeah.

In other news Axiom LLC has a very nice and professional website.

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1323 on: 04/26/2017 02:30 PM »
From today's senate hearing:

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Jeff Foust‏ @jeff_foust 1m1 minute ago

Robert Bigelow: I’ve personally funded Bigelow Aerospace, spent about $350M to date.

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/857239974286168064

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1324 on: 05/16/2017 05:59 PM »
There has been another update to their website, with a high level schematic of the B330 and an overview of it's systems and mission architecture, as well as a 360 degree view of a "recreational" B330 for space tourism:
https://bigelowaerospace.com/b330/


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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1325 on: 05/16/2017 08:16 PM »
There has been another update to their website, with a high level schematic of the B330 and an overview of it's systems and mission architecture, as well as a 360 degree view of a "recreational" B330 for space tourism:
https://bigelowaerospace.com/b330/

The 360 simulation is just bizarre. Scrabble? Chess? Virtual reality kayaking? Why?!

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1326 on: 05/16/2017 11:30 PM »
Astronauts in space for more than a few days need to exercise. Could a set of those transport rings be laid out as an obstacle course? Possible by adding turns and going up & down? An exercise bike or running pad may burn calories, a space one has already been made.

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1327 on: 05/17/2017 10:34 AM »
Here's the video:


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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1328 on: 05/17/2017 11:01 AM »
@ FutureSpaceTourist

Interesting video - thanks for sharing. I look forward to the day when space travel has become so banal that astronauts kill their spare time in virtual-reality kayaking simulations. ;-)

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1329 on: 05/17/2017 06:40 PM »
Does the B330 still cost less than a SLS?

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1330 on: 05/18/2017 10:41 AM »
Where are the windows? Looking at the Earth is the number one off-work activity on ISS.
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1331 on: 05/29/2017 05:42 AM »
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60 Minutes - Business
Life in Outer Space
May 28, 2017, 07:41 PM
NASA and Las Vegas entrepreneur have partnered on a technology that could change how humans live and work in space. Lara Logan reports.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/life-in-outer-space/

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1332 on: 05/30/2017 12:11 AM »
Where are the windows? Looking at the Earth is the number one off-work activity on ISS.

The 4 windows in the B330 are the white blobs surrounded by a square.


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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1333 on: 05/30/2017 12:15 AM »
I suspect that the cabin walls of manned rovers and landers can be made out of the Bigelow material. Transport flat and expand on arrival. It is very tough and resists radiation.

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1334 on: 05/30/2017 12:29 AM »
As far as I know, the walls themselves do not expand much.  Rather they fold in on themselves to reduce overall size.   They are also quite thick to have all that protection.
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1335 on: 05/30/2017 12:33 AM »
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Life in Outer Space
May 28, 2017, 07:41 PM
NASA and Las Vegas entrepreneur have partnered on a technology that could change how humans live and work in space. Lara Logan reports.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/life-in-outer-space/

IDK but the video doesnt play here. Article with transcript and pics:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bigelow-aerospace-founder-says-commercial-world-will-lead-in-space/
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1336 on: 05/30/2017 12:39 AM »
There's nothing especially great about the radiation protection of Bigelow modules except they're not made of metal. Any carbon composite or kevlar or whatever spacecraft would fare basically just as well.
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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1337 on: 07/11/2017 05:33 AM »
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A video of the June 20 Commercial Spaceflight Federation webinar with @BigelowSpace is now available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-9Q_XfW8iK-UWRGMXNHeDRLQXM/view

https://twitter.com/spacekscblog/status/884577568090976257

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1338 on: 07/19/2017 02:46 PM »
https://www.issconference.org/

Bigelow is going to be aggressively buying hardware over the next few years, in tandem with in-house hardware production

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Re: Bigelow Aerospace Update and Discussion Thread (3)
« Reply #1339 on: 07/19/2017 02:56 PM »
Wow. ;D

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