Friday, February 09, 2007

Bigelow space prize doubts

Aviation Week and Space Technology reports (Feb 5, 2007, p. 15) that Robert Bigelow is still honoring the America's Space Prize, although he doesn't expect any contestants. The prize is a hefty $50 million, plus the possibility of business with BA, but the challenge is a huge one. COTS competitors are not eligible for the prize because they receive government funding.