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Genesis I Mission Update 12 July 2006 | SpaceRef – Space News as it Happens

From Las Vegas to outer space, Bigelow Aerospace has contacted their Genesis I spacecraft after a successful launch earlier today from Russia. Genesis I heralds the coming age of space tourism. The spacecraft was designed to test hardware, software, and procedures for inflatable orbital hotels. ISC Kosmotras proved the Dnepr rocket
Bigelow Aerospace hopes to launch two spacecraft per year, each one ramping up technology with lessons learned toward the ultimate goal of orbital accommodations for paying tourists. Genesis launched from the Ukraine aboard an ISC Kosmotros Dnepr rocket.

Richard Leis

Richard Leis

Richard Leis (he/him/his) lives in Tucson, Arizona where he writes poetry and fiction, attends and teaches writing workshops at the Writers Studio Tucson, and works for HiRISE, a team in the Lunar & Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona with a camera in orbit around Mars onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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