July 12, 2010---Four years ago today Bigelow Aerospace launched the first private space station, named Genesis
, into an orbit
130 miles higher than the International Space Station. The mainstream media having no directive from government ignores it orbiting above their heads to this day.
It is an amazing success. It leaks even less atmosphere -- all atmosphere containing spacecraft do -- than predicted. It has held up well to its multiple daily hot and
cold cycles, and radiation exposure. And continues to send back
real-time video of both the outside and inside of the station.
A sister station, Genesis II
, launched a year later also flawlessly successful to this day
In fact both have been so successful that a third Genesis test bed
station was canceled, and a full sized manned station is getting ready
to launch in 2014, the Sundancer