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June 13, 2010 1:18 AM   Subscribe

American Nut Job Capatalist, Visionary, Rense fancy, or Space Pioneer? Robert Bigelow
posted by wallstreet1929 (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Finally, a rich guy who understands what money is for.
posted by atrazine at 4:41 AM on June 13, 2010


All of the above.
posted by rikschell at 6:08 AM on June 13, 2010


Here is the link to the full interview!

I think that writer's caps-lock key is broken.
posted by StickyCarpet at 6:49 AM on June 13, 2010


Spaceballs
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 9:49 AM on June 13, 2010


Heh, I took my physics classes in a building named for him.
posted by SirOmega at 10:58 AM on June 13, 2010


also, please excuse the 1am "Capitalist" spelling.
posted by wallstreet1929 at 11:08 AM on June 13, 2010


I remember reading about this guy in Wired.

Ten years ago, he was planning a cruise to and from the Moon. I don't know if anything came of that. The inflatable space pod plan was covered in Wired nearly three years ago.

It would be great if he could finish one of these things. But I find this quote inadvertently telling:
"A tourist industry in space is a natural outgrowth of such a bizarre city as Las Vegas."
In other words, completely unnatural. As much as I'd love to see space become a real frontier, I suspect that in my lifetime, it will remain far, far too expensive.
posted by Western Infidels at 9:57 PM on June 13, 2010


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