Mike Gold discusses “America’s Space Prize” — a new contest similar to the X-Prize being unveiled by Bigelow Aerospace as a means to assist with the construction of their upcoming space-hotel. Gold is the corporate counsel for Bigelow Aerospace, a Nevada-based corp. founded by billionaire Robert Bigelow.

America’s Space-Prize is fundamentally different from the X-Prize in that it is based on the orbital delivery of space-station components rather than on attaining the low lower X-Prize altitude of 100km. Thus, America’s Space Prize is arguably “the next step” in contest-driven private space enterprise.