Bigelow Aerospace and the United Launch Alliance have announced plans to launch an inflatable habitat that will eventually orbit the moon. It’s yet another sign that the Moon is more important to the future of space travel than ever before. “Our lunar depot plan is a strong complement to other plans intended to eventually put people on Mars.”
Bigelow Aerospace and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced last week they would be collaborating to design an inflatable habitat. The habitat would be launched into space by the end of 2022, and eventually function as a lunar depot.