"Business deals don’t get much bigger than this one. Have you ever read a contract that gives a governmental green light to a program to 'place a base on the surface of the moon?' Ever see an agreement signed by the U.S. government that declares a specific goal “to extend and sustain human activities across the solar system?” writes George Knapp in Las Vegas.
"Yet that is essence of an adventurous deal already reached between NASA and Las Vegas space entrepreneur Robert Bigelow. An official announcement is still a few days away and will likely happen during a news conference at NASA headquarters."