Airships are a wonderful and elegant, and Google’s co-founder is looking to build what could be the largest of its kind in the world, according to a report in The Guardian. I say they’re due for a comeback.
Goodyear unveiled its new, state of the art blimp (technically a Zeppelin model LZ N07-101 semi-rigid airship) four months ago at their Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield Ohio. It's bigger and faster than any of the 300 airships they've ever built. And now, after a worldwide naming contest, Wingfoot One will be its…
Greenpeace, along with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Tenth Amendment Center (TAC) flew a 135-foot airship over the NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah on Friday morning, carrying a giant banner which read, "Illegal Spying Below."
The space division of French aerospace firm Thales Alenia is developing a drone/blimp hybrid called the StratoBus. The company claims many functions for the blimp including observation, meteorology, and telecom, but if you watched the video, you'll be thinking "spy blimp."
Suspended from the ceiling of Luigi Prina's studio is a gorgeous alternate history of flight. He builds delicate vessels from balsa wood, paper, and elastic bands, that are light enough to sail through the air.
Is there anybody who doesn't, at least a little bit, long to look up and see a sky filled with languid, elegant zeppelins and blimps and airships silently crisscrossing overhead? That always seems to be a hallmark of some amazing future that never quite happened. Luckily, it seems like I'm not the only one having…