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UFOs Inspired The Founder Of Bigelow Aerospace?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:32:01 -0400
Archived: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:32:01 -0400
Subject: UFOs Inspired The Founder Of Bigelow Aerospace?

Source: Darnell Clayton's Colony Worlds.Com - Greenville,
        South Carolina, USA


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

[Several links in article]

UFOs Inspired The Founder Of Bigelow Aerospace?

(Hat Tip: Hobby Space)

Some people desire to visit the stars because of a few
resources. Others are motivated simply by their existence. But
Robert T. Bigelow, founder of Bigelow Aerospace, wants to taste
the cosmos in order to establish "first contact."

(Wired Magazine) His signature quirk, however, is an obsession
with space that extends beyond his business interests. In
addition to the $100million Bigelow has already put into BA (and
the $400million more he has promised), he has doled out millions
to fund research into alien abductions and UFO sightings. He's
done some of the work himself, personally interviewing hundreds
of people who claim to have had extraterrestrial encounters. In
fact, one of the main reasons he's so eager to get his stations
launched is that he thinks they might provide a step toward
making contact. [...]

(page 3) Years before he started building space habitats,
Bigelow began looking for the truths he was sure were out there.
He says he has met with more than 230 people who claim to have
witnessed ETs. In the 1990s, he gave millions of dollars to
launch the National Institute for Discovery Science, whose staff
- which included several PhDs and ex-FBI agents - researched
alien abductions, out-of-body experiences, cattle mutilations,
and other paranormal phenomena.

While Bigelow's inspiration may cause others to laugh, it does
however make one of the most successful space pioneers in the
21st Century a bit more interesting. This probably also explains
the alien face which appears on some of their corporate logos.

Whether or not Bigelow's space stations help us to establish
first contact will be something future historians will have to
decide. Either way, Robert Bigelow is already making history
with the launch of his Genesis space stations, and his next one
may enable our species to finally dwell among the heavens that
surround us.

[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]

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