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Bigelow's Big Gamble: Building a Space Station

Bigelow Aerospace's Genesis-1 Performing Well
The outer surface of the Genesis-1's inflatable skin, including thermal insulation and debris protection is visible in this picture. Measuring 8-feet in diameter, the module is a prototype of the firm's expanding interest in providing habitable space in Earth orbit. Image (Image credit: Bigelow Aerospace)

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