Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bigelow to Sign Agreement with Space Florida

Conceptual illustration of a Bigelow inflatable space station. Image credit: Bigelow Aerospace.

Florida Today reports that Bigelow Aerospace will sign a memorandum of understanding today with Space Florida.

An entrepreneur aiming to operate commercial space stations will sign a business development agreement today that could bring new jobs to Florida's Space Coast.

Robert Bigelow, the president of Bigelow Aerospace, will also discuss his company's plans to launch inflatable space station modules on United Launch Alliance Atlas V rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

George Sowers, vice president of business development and advanced programs for ULA, also will address around 100 community leaders during today's meeting at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, where Bigelow will sign a memorandum of understanding with Space Florida.

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