February 14, 2011
28th Russian International Space Station Spacewalk
In part of this spacewalk along with the extensive repairs and resupply they will be testing new materials to expose to space. I look forward to hearing from their upcoming experiments. It was just a small side-detail so I doubt much will come from it. I imagine though if we're to construct long-term stations and outposts in space we should look into materials that would best be suited to cope with debris and radiation.
Posted by merceriv at February 14, 2011 01:28 PM
Numerous private companies plant to create their own space stations similar to the ISS for commercial purposes.
Virgin Galactic is planning on offering trips to sub-orbital levels. Eventually they plan to send people to their own "ISS" type station as a type of "hotel" visit.
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