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Bigelow Aerospace Sues NASA
Bigelow B330 module. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

Bigelow Aerospace has sued NASA for alleged breach of contract over testing the North Las Vegas company conducted on its B330 space station module prototype.

Bigelow is demanding just over $1 million in unpaid contract fees and attorney costs. At issue is a contract under which Bigelow would complete long-term pressure leak tests on the B330 module.

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  • March 29, 2021
Robert Bigelow Disappointed with NASA Decision on Lunar Gateway Hab Module

Commentary by Robert Bigelow We have received many inquires about what is going on with the Gateway program. As many of you have already read it appears that negotiations are already underway between NASA and Northrop Grumman for a modified “mini hab” that is going to be docked to the PPE. What we think we know is that NASA wants to use a modified version of the Cygnus cargo vehicle, […]

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  • July 26, 2019
Bigelow to Announce New Space Company

Robert Bigelow is scheduled to announce a new company, Bigelow Space Operations, on Tuesday, according to media reports. Last week, the Bigelow Aerospace tweeted out an announcement with a link to a website. Commercial space is not just about hardware, it’s about doing business differently. Bigelow Aerospace is ready to lead that charge. More details coming soon… — Bigelow Aerospace (@BigelowSpace) February 8, 2018 There are no further […]

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  • February 16, 2018
Bigelow Aerospace Had Pentagon Contract to Investigate UFOs

Robert Bigelow and his space company worked with the Department of Defense to investigate UFOs, according to a story in The New York Times. The Defense Department has never before acknowledged the existence of the program, which it says it shut down in 2012. But its backers say that, while the Pentagon ended funding for the effort at that time, the program remains in existence. For the past five years, […]

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  • December 16, 2017
Cruz to Hold Commercial Space Hearing Next Week

WASHINGTON (Senate Science Committee PR) – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Reducing Regulatory Barriers and Expanding American Free Enterprise in Space” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. This hearing will examine the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act signed into law in November 2015, potential regulatory barriers to address in future […]

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  • April 21, 2017
NASA RFI Could Lead to Private Modules on Space Station

Robert Bigelow describes his company's space station module. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

Robert Bigelow describes his company’s space station module. (Credit: Douglas Messier)

NASA has released a request for information (RFI) seeking ideas from industry about how to maximize commercial use of the International Space Station (ISS) that could lead to privately-built space modules being attached to the orbiting laboratory.


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  • July 15, 2016
ULA & Bigelow to Announce New Partnership on Monday

Bigelow Aerospace Founder and President Robert Bigelow and ULA CEO Tory Bruno to Address Media at 4 p.m. MT What: Media are invited to participate in a news conference on Monday, April 11, at 4 p.m. MT, during which Bigelow Aerospace Founder and President Robert Bigelow and United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Tory Bruno will announce a new partnership. Since 1999 Bigelow Aerospace’s mission has been to provide affordable destinations […]

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  • April 8, 2016
Bigelow Hearts Trump

What this country needs is an inspirational space program. I’ll bet @realDonaldTrump could do it. — Robert T. Bigelow (@RobertTBigelow) January 11, 2016

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  • January 11, 2016
Bigelow Aerospace Lays off Employees

Bigelow Aerospace has laid off an unknown number of employees: In a Jan. 6 statement provided to SpaceNews, Bigelow Aerospace President Robert Bigelow said that the company determined that many areas of the company were “overstaffed” and decided to lay off employees to reduce the company’s expenses. “In December of 2015, we analyzed the amount of staff that we employed throughout all of our departments at Bigelow Aerospace, and discovered […]

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  • January 7, 2016