The Man Who Sold LEO Strikes Back

Remember Robert Bigelow, the hotel magnate who set up an aerospace company to build a private space station for tourists?

The first module is in orbit, and sending back pictures. It's just a demonstrator, but...

Take it from somebody who works in the business, getting a working platform up in orbit when you started with nothing but an idea in that short a time (Bigelow Aerospace was founded in 1999) is... well, "remarkable" is a major understatement. And "cool" doesn't even begin to cover it.