This is what the world's first private space station looks like

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Adam-Troy Castro
Dec 14, 2012

These are mockups of what four years from now (if all goes well) will be the first privately owned space station in orbit. According to The New York Times:

"Four years from now, the company plans for real modules to be launched and assembled into the solar system's first private space station. Paying customers -- primarily nations that do not have the money or expertise to build a space program from scratch -- would arrive a year later.

In 2016, a second, larger station would follow. The two Bigelow stations would then be home to 36 people at a time -- six times as many as currently live on the International Space Station."

If you'd like to stay on the station for 30 days, it will cost you just $25 million. Bargain!

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