Saturday, May 10, 2008

Genisis I Makes its 10,000th Orbit

Genisis I, after 660 days in space, has successfully made its 10,000th orbit! Genisis I, in case you don't know, is the first operational space hotel prototype, created by Bigelow Aerospace.

Genisis I has been doing remarkably well during its mission! The inflatable module has traveled a whopping 270 million miles, and has taken over 14,000 pictures. A more advanced prototype, Genisis II, was launched a little less than a year ago, and has been just as successful. This, of course, is all leading up to their first crewed prototype, the Sundancer, to launch around 2011, probably on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Progress: 3.73%  Flight Time: 0:05:35

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