NASA has released a solicitation to sustain and utilize BEAM beyond its original mission.
Robert Bigelow's Presentation at the 2017 ISS R&D Conference.
"Through exploration, NASA is broadening horizons, enhancing knowledge, and improving our way of life. Our efforts to explore and discover the universe are increasing in both scope and duration."
"Reopening the American Frontier: Reducing Regulatory Barriers and Expanding American Free Enterprise in Space"
A short clip from National Geographic’s Origins: The Journey of Humankind | Building the Future
"Behind the scenes, NASA and its international partners are putting the finishing touches on humanity's new home in space."
BEAM made the cover of the latest issue of SpaceNews magazine. Check it out!
"NASA is weighing in, but a lot of the change is being driven by the private sector, some eager to be part of a return to the moon, which had been off the table during the previous administration."
"The Space Angels Network has a piece on commercial space habitats and how they are going to shape the future of exploration and the eventual settlement of the high frontier starting in the 2020s. NASA has already begun a number of public/private partnerships geared for the development of commercial space stations, lunar bases, and habitat modules for interplanetary voyages, say to Mars."
"Giant space-station refueling depots could be orbiting the moon by 2020, but only if the Trump administration makes the funding and national drive needed for it to happen a priority, according to aerospace entrepreneur Robert Bigelow."
"Nearly 55 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said America chose to go to the moon and take on other challenges “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Now it’s commercial space ventures that are choosing to go to the moon."
"Bigelow Aerospace founder Robert Bigelow believes existing technology, NASA interest, and business opportunities are ready now for a return to the moon — and his company is ready to provide a space station there."
LAS VEGAS--( BUSINESS WIRE)--Yesterday, NASA made the first attempt to deploy the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on the International Space Station (ISS). Out of an abundance of caution for the ISS and the crew, operations were halted after the BEAM’s performance no longer matched the forecasted models on the ground.
Substantive conversations involved discussions surrounding numerous commercial uses of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) currently attached to the International Space Station (ISS).
The discussions centered around potential commercial applications and numerous possible uses of the B330. Discussions also focused on non-commercial uses of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM).