Re: SPACE: Hotels in orbit

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 13:15:13 MDT

"Michael S. Lorrey" wrote:
> Just saw in my morning newspaper a story from the LA Times about Robert Bigelow,
> Las Vegas mega-millionaire, resort owner, sometime UFO enthusiast, and now space
> tourism pioneer. He is putting up $500 million of his own $800 million fortune
> for a project to build an orbiting hotel.... Gene Meyers' Space Island Group is
> working on a similar project plan for building a hotel out of space shuttle fuel
> tanks...

Bigelow is doing design studies for space hotels, but has no real plans
to build anything soon, and certainly hasn't spent a fraction of that
$500M figure. A former coworker of mine, John Mezits, works there.
It's not as big a deal as it seems, alas.

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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