Shoot For the Stars It seems that those, who love extreme and adventures, finally have a chance not only to settle into orbit being the guests on private space ships, but also to be guests in a real space hotel. Their dreams may come true due to Robert Bigelow, a well-known magnate from Los Angeles, who made a $500 million bet that not later than in 2015 his space hotel will open its doors and meet the first guests. Be it as it may, but the latest events show that the billionaire didnt joke. The news received from the company founded by Robert Bigelow, Bigelow Aerospace gives us a hope that Robert Bigelow will gain a victory. Robert Bigelows interest in paranormal experiences made him one of the most famous people all over the planet. It has occurred not due to his UFO encounters, but rather due to his interest in commercialization of space travel. The billionaire was raised in Las Vegas, and from the very beginning of his life he was interested in everything unusual and unexplainable related to the space industry and conquering space.
When he was 15, he made a promise to devote all his future life to help his country to establish a permanent presence in space. After his graduation from the University of Arizona he started his own business as a hotel chain owner in and around Las Vegas. Soon Robert Bigelow was successful enough to earn as much money as he needed to make his childish dream come true. This was the birth of Bigelow Aerospace. Along with realization of his dreams, Bigelow continued to investigate the mysteries of human awareness, and continued his research in paranormal field. He founded the National Institute of Discovery Science in 1995, bought the ‘Skinwalker Ranch’ in Utah, funded the UNLV Bigelow Chair of Consciousness Studies, and became the associate member of the Society for Scientific Exploration and the member of the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center. However, the interest in paranormal was the secondary one, as his idea fixe was commercialization of space through his Bigelow Aerospace company.
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Robert Bigelow is evidently sure that the commercialization of space is an important and necessary step in reinvigorating space exploration. Bigelow Aerospaces vision is to play a decisive role in altering the availability and current cost surrounding commercial and public use of habitable and non-habitable space complexes. Robert Bigelow at the head of his Bigelow Aerospace proudly announces his business plan to dot low Earth orbit with amazing comfortable habitable complexes and to fly a private space station up to 16 times a year by 2010 (Clasper, p.15).
These complexes are aimed to serve two markets Prime Clients that will come from multinational corporations and Sovereign Clients that will represent foreign space agencies. Bigelow Aerospace makes orbital dreams reality, as it plans to make the suborbital tourism as a viable and highly profitable private industry, and, moreover, positions itself as a wholesaler of destinations in space. Bigelow thinks that this new service will be available by 2012. His plan includes orbiting of the Bigelow Aerospaces first habitable space complex Sundancer that is outfitted to accommodate three people. Once Sundancer is in orbit (approximately in 2010), a propulsion bus and node will be lofted to attach to the habitable space complex in 2011.
Then, in 2012 the company plans to loft a 6-person module and to gang these modules together. After that, larger complexes will be crafted in Earth orbit and the first guests will be welcomed. The space tourist, who makes decision to travel and live onboard a habitable space complex, will pay approximately $14,950,000 for a four-week period in 2012 (Leonard, 2007).
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Although the cost seems to be very high, it will obviously be worthwhile spending, as this will be a unique type of adventure no longer being the outlandish vision of science fiction writers. Indeed, it has been quite a long time since anyone used the words space exploration and fun in the same sentence. Robert Bigelow has made a perfect job to get the public interested in space explorations and space travels again.
Similar when it comes to any new idea, the public has divided into two camps. While the vast majority of people support Bigelows idea, there are some opposing opinions. There are claims that the commercial use of such space habitual complexes is still in the process of evaluation, and space travel may cause more harm than good. Partially it is explained by the assumption that the privatization of space brings higher death toll. Besides, much of his belief is that Bigelows habitual complexes are inherently unsafe, as well as the belief that the astronauts may be exposed to unsafe levels of radiation, or unpredicted events that may pose a threat to their lives. However, it seems that the rumors are exaggerated. Bigelows spaceships are not vulnerable to space weather events as well as solar activity. Due to numerous experiments and researches, the spaceships will be equipped and constructed so to assure Bigelows space tourists in habitual complexes security, safety, convenience, and comfort. Nothing will disrupt spacecraft navigation and communications, as the scientists working for Bigelow Aerospace made all their best to utilize their knowledge to enable prediction of the space weather and solar events to make space tourism as safe and comfortable as possible. Moreover, Bigelow offers private persons to transform their dreams about conquering space into reality, as it have never been done before. Indeed, with Bigelow Aerospace involved, the civilian conquest of space is on (Behreandt, p.10).
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