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Bigelow Aerospace updates: thread 2

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+John.    1,395

Jeff sounds knackered and, to be fair, I don't blame him.

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Draggendrop    5,747

This would be an ideal scenario for MS HoloLens

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Jim K    13,735

Manual expansion complete.  Thought they were an inch shy?  Maybe size doesn't matter?

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Draggendrop    5,747

 

reload...

 

 

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Beittil    582

Note for Bigelow: Make a controlbox without backlight on the display :D

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+John.    1,395
5 minutes ago, Beittil said:

Note for Bigelow: Make a controlbox without backlight on the display :D

or at least put IPS on that thing -squints-

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Jim K    13,735

Automatic pressurization has begun....expected to last 10 minutes.

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Unobscured Vision    2,678

What'd I miss?! :D *fires up NASA-TV*

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Beittil    582

Everything :D

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Jim K    13,735
1 minute ago, Unobscured Vision said:

What'd I miss?! :D *fires up NASA-TV*

Not really much...until about an hour ago.  You can get on YouTube and rewind it....that is when they were like ... F it ... we're going for it. 

 

 

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Draggendrop    5,747

Some have inflated our tires, painted the deck, made popcorn and inflated pool noodles...almost there.....:woot:

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Beittil    582

Hmm, is it just me or... I expected it to have looked tighter tbh! If it is on full pressure... it looks like it could still pop out a bit more if somebody gave it a push from the inside! The left side looks much tighter than the right side.

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Unobscured Vision    2,678

Ahh good. :) The "ultra-conservative" 1-second and half-second bursts of air were not helpful ... as we likely figured.

 

And how appropriate is this ... "Black Magic Woman" by Santana is playing on my Pandora mix. :yes: 

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+John.    1,395
1 minute ago, Beittil said:

Hmm, is it just me or... I expected it to have looked tighter tbh! If it is on full pressure... it looks like it could still pop out a bit more if somebody gave it a push from the inside! The left side looks much tighter than the right side.

Agreed, it doesn't look...finished. I guess that could be the promo shots vs what we can actually see, however pressurising could change it a lot.

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Jim K    13,735

oh...that is it?  For some reason I thought it would look smoother. :)

 

This.....

 

Capture.JPG

 

Doesn't really look like this....

 

beam-flight-render-highres.jpg

 

But cool deal anyway. :)  Just thought that last minute pressurization was going to make it look more like the above picture.   Looks don't matter though...lightweight, expandable modules are definitely the future.

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Unobscured Vision    2,678
1 minute ago, jjkusaf said:

oh...that is it?  For some reason I thought it would look smoother. :)

 

This.....

 

Capture.JPG

 

Doesn't really look like this....

 

beam-flight-render-highres.jpg

 

But cool deal anyway. :)  Just thought that last minute pressurization was going to make it look more like the above picture.   Looks don't matter though...lightweight, expandable modules are definitely the future.

Yeah, it's missing the outer cloth cover. Likely they want to be able to view BEAM without it during the duration of the test. That cover isn't critical, so eh.

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+John.    1,395
1 minute ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Yeah, it's missing the outer cloth cover. Likely they want to be able to view BEAM without it during the duration of the test. That cover isn't critical, so eh.

-slaps head- I forgot about the outer cover! that explains it :)

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Jim K    13,735
1 minute ago, Unobscured Vision said:

Yeah, it's missing the outer cloth cover. Likely they want to be able to view BEAM without it during the duration of the test. That cover isn't critical, so eh.

Thanks. Didn't even think about that. 

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Draggendrop    5,747

Kind of looks like a spherical Nevada ticket....space size

 

OK , I'll stop

 

NASA tv going off air now...

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