The International Space Station will continue its home improvement project next year, this time by adding a large, inflatable workroom from Bigelow Aerospace.
The maker of the $17.8 million pod is looking at ways the low-cost system could be used in future space tourism, with the idea being that a duvet and tea and coffee making facilities could one day be installed to create the ultimate low-orbit B&B. Until then, NASA will test its space-worthiness and radiation-proofing to ensure it’s safe for long-term habitation.
The privateer space world will get the BEAM up there, too, with SpaceX’s Dragon launcher set to deliver it to the ISS some time in 2015. The ultimate dream is for the maker of BEAM to launch its own private space station, for the super-rich to float around in while having sex with each other and laughing at us lot stuck down here on the decaying planet.
I think it I’d going to take longer than 3015 to launch an inflatable room in lunar orbit. The material they is going to have automatically adjust temperatures and withstand space debrbi. This a talk order fellows.
“BEAM?” Not going to tell us what the acronym stands for?