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Aerospace teaming up with NASA to create an expandable module that -- attached to the International Space Station.
Joining us now the founder and president of the -- airspace.
With more on -- and the future of expandable -- modules in space exploration.
Concern we love this story got to tell anyone out the Bigelow expanded well.
Activity module is what -- stands for tell us about it.
It is a expendable system for habitation only use and it is NASA's first experience -- on orbit.
We using that kind of facility we have had.
To prior launches with Genesis one and Genesis two that are still in space still in lower low earth orbit.
And so we have had some years of experience with -- -- so we're very excited to be working with NASA and to be building this project for them.
So Robert how does this work is it like -- I'm envisioning who almost like a -- on the ocean you know you pull recorded it inflates.
Is that basically what you do in space you -- set it up yet.
He is you you know use security and then you just basically inflate it.
That's more or less the the general concept but you must remember that.
Expendable systems have been around for.
A hundred years -- that are are very common and you.
Drove to work today on an expandable system you've no -- been using them for decades so.
The tires on our cars are expendable systems -- and we recognize that they are very strong.
Very durable and that's a good metaphor for the kind of of spacecraft reliability that were -- What makes it better -- NASA commit seventeen point eight million dollars to two years to do this it you know we used -- wire -- watch and they all.
Narrow tin can go up in space what makes -- better now as opposed to the old schools rocket ship.
There there are several features -- really are important.
In fact almost any in area that is important for life -- aluminum cans do not measure up.
Outside the magnetosphere averse outside of Leo.
It is not desirable to be an aluminum structure because of background galactic radiation effects.
But more importantly from a cost standpoint.
On a single launch you can get at least several times in our case three times the volume on launch that saves a lot of money.
For rocket costs.
Also Mark Shields are superior so in in space -- you know there is debris.
There are meteorites and our shields are able to defend.
Against those impacts better than the aluminum cans are because actually.
In the in the case little -- can it doesn't just punch a -- causes they rent and so it causes a a a split if you will.
And in and we have done testing that establishes that in our and our aerospace plant.
-- you say the ultimate plan is to make space station's cheap efficient and available full rent.
Now I can tell you that the rents in New York City through the roof huh.
I would say to the -- but what would -- -- -- -- on something like this open space.
If if somebody wants to RC costs right now the -- to -- cost that we have from SpaceX as a provider.
Is two point six million dollars.
That's favorable and in relation to.
The forty million that private folks have paid and you must remember that NASA is paying 63 million dollars -- -- right now to the Russians.
So 26 isn't too bad from that kind of context.
Especially if it's a large corporation or even a nation that's -- making that payment.
We also can -- volume and time on board.
So we can -- Two or three months of -- for about 25 million dollars very for a volume that's that would be at the same size.
As the largest module on the International Space Station actually be about a 10010.
Cubic metres while.
Well Robert used to run hotels I suppose at a minimum you know they'll be comfortable all the I think that are bigger love they give -- take any data view of that today.
Thank you mark my pleasure.
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