“A billionaire just launched a company to sell hotel reservations in space — and outdo #NASA with a ‘monster’ space station”

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An illustration of two inflatable Bigelow Aerospace B330 space hotels linked together. Facebook/Bigelow Aerospace

Robert Bigelow, who made his billions from the hotel chain Budget Suites of America, has officially launched a new spaceflight company called Bigelow Space Operations (BSO).

Bigelow, age 72, founded Bigelow Aerospace in 1999. That company develops space hardware and built an inflatable room, called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, which NASA attached to the International Space Station in 2016.

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Hotel mogul Robert Bigelow presents his plans to launch inflatable space stations for tourists.
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But the hotel mogul has grand ambitions to use BSO to commercialize space — and outdo NASA with a “monster” space station.

In 2021, BSO plans to launch two 55-foot-long inflatable modules, called B330-1 and B330-2, that link together to form a private space station. The new company wants to sell time aboard to countries in need of orbital laboratory space, as well as multi-million-dollar reservations to tourists seeking the trip (and hotel stay) of a lifetime.

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