Bigelow Inflatable spacecraft
In reality, Genesis 2 will join its sister-ship in space by the end of the year if all goes well. That mission will carry the first commercial payloads into orbit for Bigelow Aerospace. Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Inflatable spacecraft enjoys smooth sailing so far
Genesis 2 will include a program called "Fly Your Stuff" for customers to send up to five personal photos or other miniature items into space for $295 per object. Bigelow operates an online registration system for anyone to sign up to participate.
The Genesis modules are one-third scale models of the super-habitat called the BA 330 now under development by Bigelow Aerospace. Also known as the Nautilus, the spacecraft will inflate to a total volume of 330 cubic meters. These modules will serve as the building blocks for Bigelow's first private space station, due to be operational by 2015.