Goodyear Reveals Plans for Arrival of Next Generation Blimp in 2017

Source: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Upgrades at Carson base to include new inflatable hangar

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today revealed plans for major facilities upgrades at its Airship Operations base in Carson, renewing its commitment to the Goodyear Blimp’s presence in the Los Angeles area.

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Incredibly long balloon flight achieved by Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo

Source: Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI – fai.org

What a fantastic performance! Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo have just landed after spending more than 55 hours in the air.

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Airlander Flight Deck Repairs Complete and Testing Underway

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – hybridairvehicles.com

The Airlander team is pleased to announce that the structural damage sustained to the Flight Deck during its second Test Flight last August has now been repaired.  Following this successful repair of the Flight Deck structure, Airlander is now structurally complete ahead of Hangar Exit and resuming the Flight Test Program.  A rigorous testing and training program has now commenced to prepare for Airlander taking to the skies again.

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World View to fly weather radar on stratospheric balloon

Source: Space News – spacenews.com

By Jeff Foust

World View Enterprises, the Arizona company developing high-altitude balloons for research and eventually tourism, plans to conduct a test flight of a weather radar on one of its balloons later this year.

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The Highest Jump

Source: Air & Space Magazine – airspacemag.com

By Mark Betancourt

The computer scientist who pulled off a world-record skydive is still wondering: Could it be done from orbit?

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