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Vegas property tycoon Robert Bigelow has always been aware of the main problem besetting his plan to sell cheap inflatable space habitats in orbit - he can build them, but no one can afford to come. The problem isn't so much with the blow-up space stations. Compared to massive rigid jobs like the International Space Station, …

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Anonymous Coward

The mind boggles

There's a market for selling a week's accomodation in a floating sickbag sampling the full variety of cosmic radiation and playing Russian Roulette with micrometeorites ?

Who knew ?

Wonder if it has cable and a decent minibar...

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@Mark_T - I have no need for further production of offspring

So I have no problems with a modicum of cosmic rays. And I was a boy scout so I know how to patch a leak. Now all I need is shed loads of money and I too can float round the world like Laika!

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mind you ...

... wouldnt the zero gravity effect somewhat take the fun out of an adult sized bouncy castle floating around in space?

I can see the extra terrestrials choking on their nutrient fluids and wetting themselves laughing at this one. Just erect an interstellar funfair sign and watch the martians come for a good time ! Never mind SETI, THIS is the way to go for first contact lol

/flying saucer anyone . .

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@Anonymous Coward

Laika ?

Cue deep American voice-over......

"IN SPACE, NO-ONE CAN HERE YOU . . BARK, WIMPER..."

"...AND THEN DECOMPOSE."

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@Andy G

<< "... wouldnt the zero gravity effect somewhat take the fun out of an adult sized bouncy castle floating around in space?" >>

Not so long as it wasn't run by Singapore Airlines, it wouldn't. Never mind the Mile High Club... We're talking the 125-Mile High Club, complete with bouncy-padded playrooms!

Never mind the coat, just show me the way to the launching pad!

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$760M for 8 launches???

Is this guy some kind of joker, or does he think launch vehicles grow on trees?

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If it stimulates more research...

Then i'm all for it!!!

I think he's dreaming a little bit at his pricing though.

Oh and i would happily pay to spend a week's accomodation in a floating sickbag sampling the full variety of cosmic radiation and playing Russian Roulette with micrometeorites... I just cant afford it... yet... :(

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