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Posted by: beancounter - Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:27 am
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Post Bigalow Info'?   Posted on: Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:27 am
Does anyone know of any current info' on what Bigalow has been up to recently?

I've been looking but I guess they're as secretive as Rutan was leading up to SS1. There are some tantilising glimpses of development modules on their website but I can't seem to find anything other than that. :(

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Post    Posted on: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:03 pm
According to this blogpost there's an article in popsci that says there planning to launch there first test module in february 2006.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:27 pm
That'd be great. It'd sure make my school's design class liason from Boeing eat crow...

...which is always a fun thought.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:46 pm
Anyone know where I can surf off a current picture of Robert Bigelow?

I occationally write presentations for another space website and thought Bigelow Aerospace would make an interesting subject. I had thought to include a photo of the man himself but talk about shady, cant find one anywhere.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:59 pm
I think I've actually never seen him... please feel free to share a link on the forum to your presentation when done :)

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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:21 pm
Andy Hill wrote:
Anyone know where I can surf off a current picture of Robert Bigelow?

I occationally write presentations for another space website and thought Bigelow Aerospace would make an interesting subject. I had thought to include a photo of the man himself but talk about shady, cant find one anywhere.


Hehe, someone with the same idea *g*


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:37 pm
Sigurd wrote:
I think I've actually never seen him... please feel free to share a link on the forum to your presentation when done :)


I have written a few presentations for www.spacefleet.co.uk, anyone can access them by going to the Library section but you have to register first. :)

Havent mentioned it before because I didn't want to Spam everyone but seeing that Sigurd asked. :)

Back to Bigelow, the best I could find was a line drawing of an oldish guy with a beard preporting to be him, havent a clue whether its a good likeness. Its no wonder so much myth sorrounds the man, its a surprise such a well known figure who makes public speeches (didn't he address congress a while back when they were discussing space tourism?) dosent have his face plastered everywhere. I thought in the age of the internet there was no anonimity, I guess I was wrong. :)

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Post    Posted on: Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:40 pm
I came across this old article in Aviation Week and Space Technology on what Bigelow was doing in Sep 2004 which is probably the most in depth info I've seen. Apart from an odd mention there is very little new stuff out there.

The article says that the first launchs were for 2005/2006 anyone know the current status of when he is going to launch his first genesis inflable on a Dneper booster?

http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/news/c ... 274top.xml

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Post    Posted on: Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:18 pm
The launch is still scheduled for first quarter 2006.

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Post    Posted on: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:00 am
I've known about this article for a while now but didn't realise there was a slide show attached to it.
You get a partial picture of someone the slide show says is Robert Bigalow. There's also a description of him in the article. Don't have any way of verifying the information however. :(

http://www.popsci.com/popsci/technology ... drcrd.html

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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:49 pm
There is an article over at forbes http://www.forbes.com/home/business/2006/01/17/space-aerospace-entrepreneurs-cx_spacebiz06_land.html?preview=netscape and an accompaning slide show, and it has a picture of all the big names, save for Bigelow - in his place is a cgi of the station


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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:39 pm
I decided to look in google images and came up with this link (which I have seen before and appears to be the same story as beancounter's popsci link):
http://www.mindfully.org/Technology/200 ... 1mar05.htm
No picture, but it describes him as, "Robert Bigelow is a trim 60 years old with a full head of salt-and-pepper hair and a matching mustache."

And this one, which I have not seen before:
http://www.missoulanews.com/News/News.asp?no=2264
Again, no picture. This presents a different side of Bigelow. Come to think of it, I recall reading once that Burt Rutan is something of a UFO enthusiast too.

This is getting interesting in a Howard Hughes / X-files kind of way.

(EDIT) Here is the picture from the popsci slide show. It cuts his face off JUST enough so you can't tell if he has a mustache or not.
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Does that remind you of someone??



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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:21 pm
I know Rutan was quoted in Wired that he wants to go to mars to see the face, and find out whats there - and he was quite serious (at least that was how I read it)


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Post    Posted on: Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:57 pm
According ot the latest launch schedule provided by
http://www.skyrocket.de/space/space.html
(click "most recent orbital launches -> more" to see complete launch forecast)
2 Bigelow launches using Russian Dnepr-1 in 2006 were planned
Genesis-Pathfinder 1 in April and Genesis-Pathfinder 2 in August


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