Since 1999 our mission has been to provide affordable destinations for national space agencies and corporate clients. In 2006 and 2007, we launched our orbiting prototypes Genesis I and Genesis II.
We seek to assist human exploration and the discovery of beneficial resources, whether in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), on the moon, in deep space or on Mars.
Soon after beginning operations, Bigelow Aerospace purchased 50 acres in North Las Vegas, Nevada and initiated construction on what eventually became a 350,000 sq.ft. facility dedicated to various spacecraft development and production.
This Bigelow Aerospace´s headquarters location contains its primary manufacturing, fabrication, and testing facilities, along with a mission control room, a ground station for communicating with spacecraft (there are three others located in Alaska, Hawaii and Maine), high bays, and a neutral buoyancy tank where structures have been tested.
Bigelow originally licensed the expandable space module technology from NASA after Congress canceled the International Space Station (ISS) TransHab project following delays and budget constraints in the late 1990's.
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