I-Team: NLV Aerospace Company to Announce Space Deal - 8 News NOW

I-Team: NLV Aerospace Company to Announce Space Deal

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A rendering of a Bigelow space pod. A rendering of a Bigelow space pod.

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas space entrepreneur has signed a deal with NASA that sets the tone for the future of space exploration, including possible bases on the moon.

Back in January, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace announced along with NASA that one of the expandable modules built at his plant in North Las Vegas would be added to the International Space Station. In March, the I-Team reported that an even bigger deal was in the works.

On Thursday, Bigelow and NASA will make a formal announcement in Washington, D.C. The deal calls for Bigelow Aerospace to be the centerpiece of an ambitious series of private space projects, including possible bases on the moon and Mars, plus Bigelow's own private space station.

Full Text of the NASA-Bigelow Space Act Agreement

The company will act as a clearinghouse for other commercial firms which want a stake in the next space race.

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