Las Vegas UFO Aficionado Places $500 Million Bet on Space Hotel

Las Vegas UFO Aficionado Places $500 Million Bet on Space Hotel

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NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, left, and President and founder of Bigelow Aerospace Robert Bigelow talk while standing next to the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) during a media briefing on Jan. 16, 2013 in Las Vegas. NASA announced a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace for an inflatable room, seen in the background, that will be attached to a port on the International Space Station sometime in 2015.