Inflating The World’s Largest Airship
May 28, 2010 Leave a comment
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)