Congrats Mr Bigelow!

According to Hobbyspace and Space.com, Bigelow Aerospace’s Genesis 1 inflatable test module was lofted into orbit this morning on a Dnepr. Having visited Bigelow’s site, and seen some of the hardware that is probably part of what’s up in orbit at the moment, I’m really excited for them. They’ve got a lot of work to do taking this prototype and making all the fixes, improvements, etc needed to turn it into a functional, affordable, and safe space habitat, but this is as Bigelow’s corporate counsel, Mike Gold, said “one giant leap for entrepreneurial space.”

Here’s to hoping that inflation goes without a hitch, and that they have a succesful mission.

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
Jonathan Goff

About Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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3 Responses to Congrats Mr Bigelow!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Pictures!

    Inflation videos!

    Bigelow, serve ’em up baby! What are you waiting for?!?!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’ll guess that he’s waiting for the thing to inflate.

  3. Dan Schrimpsher says:

    There is an interview with Mr. Bigelow on channel 8 Las Vegas and you can track Genesis on google maps. Both links are at
    http://spacepragmatism.blogspot.com/2006/07/video-interview-and-tracking-on.html

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