Robert Bigelow is an aerospace entrepreneur. He is the founder of Bigelow Aerospace. Bigelow Aerospace has launched two experimental space modules, Genesis I and Genesis II, and has plans for full-scale manned space habitats to be used as orbital hotels, research labs and factories. Bigelow is currently building the BEAM module for launch to the International Space Station, with launch planned for 2015 on the eighth SpaceX cargo resupply mission.
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Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM expandable/inflatable space module will be attached to the International Space Station later this year. Mat travels to the company’s headquarters for a conversation with founder and CEO Robert Bigelow.