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The Race for Private Space Stations: It's U.S. Versus Russia


A new space race is beginning, but this time between private companies, not nations. Businesses in the United States and Russia are vying to be the first to launch a private space station.

One project, an inflatable space habitat, already has six clients waiting for it, according to the company, Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas.

"We're just beginning to see the tip of the iceberg with commercial opportunities and pent-up demand," Mike Gold, Bigelow Aerospace's director of Washington, D.C. operations and business growth, told

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