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Genesis-1, major step towards a 'space hotel'
                                   - Russians launch inflatable spacecraft

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Related Links:

Bigelow Aerospace's home page

New 'Popular Science' article on space hotel project

Aviation Week (September 2004) article and photos

The Russian launch provider -- Kosmotras, Inc.

Photo gallery of 'Dnepr' rocket operations

Russian Space Agency manifest

Map of launch pads at Dombarovskiy ICBM Base

Background on SS-18 ('Satan') ICBM

Background on Dnepr launch vehicle (from manufacturer)

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You can seek satellite images of the area, especially the support and residential town of Yasniy, at Google Earth. Enter the desired location of 51.017 N, 59.919 E.

ecent MSNBC news stories on the mission:

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