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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Bigelow and Virgin Galactic are Wonders of the Modern World

CNN lists Bigelow Aerospace's Genesis I and Virgin Galactic's plans as wonders of the modern world.

The first commercial space flights are due to start in 2008 with Virgin Galactic offering a sub-orbital flight lasting around 2.5 hours at a cost of $200,000 -- Dennis Tito, the first space tourist paid $20m in 2001. A space hotel built by Bigelow Aerospace hopes to be orbiting the Earth by 2012.

1 comment:

Darnell Clayton said...

I find it rather odd that they have ignored Space Adventures, which has been sending tourists to the ISS for quite some time.

Either way, Virgin is set to make space more available to the masses (at least to the moderately wealthy) and if they hooked up with Bigelow, we could easily see a space hotel in action very soon.