Inflating The World’s Largest Airship

I really hope giant, hight-tech (helium filled!) airships come back in vogue.  While I enjoy the meandering pace of Amtrak, it can be pretty hard to sleep on thier bumpy, rocky trains.  Even if it took a day or two to cross the United States, I’d much prefer the spectacular views and gentle ride of a blimp.  This video is the first inflation of the world’s largest airship, which I guess is different from a Zepplin because it doesn’t have a rigid body structure. Unfortunately, it’s only slated to be used for NASA research and a little high altitude espionage, but perhaps it’ll be the start of a new airship revolution.

(Via Boing Boing)


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