NASA Hopes a Stadium-size Balloon Will Shed Light on Mysterious Particles

Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com

The balloon will float about 20 miles above Earth on a planned 100-day journey.

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Sergey Brin Might Be Building a Giant Airship

Source: PC Mag – pcmag.com

By Tom Brant

The Google co-founder is building an airship in a hangar near the company’s headquarters, Bloomberg reported.

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Cross-Channel Hot Air Balloon Record May Not Stand After Gaffe, Warns Guinness World Records

Source: The Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk

By Luke Mintz

A fleet of hot air balloons claims to have set a new world record for the number of craft to have crossed the English Channel – but Guinness World Records says the new milestone will not stand unless they fill out the necessary paperwork.

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Airlander Has Emerged Safely from Her Hangar and Is Moored on Cardington Airfield

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – hybridairvehicles.com

Airlander successfully completed its final validation and verification four-engine test on Tuesday 4 April, which means it is now flight-ready.  A number of further confirmatory tests will be undertaken outside, after which the Airlander will fly under permissions granted by the European Aviation Safety Agency and the UK CAA.

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Gas Explorer Teams Up with Lockheed Martin on Helium-filled Airships

Source: The Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk

By: Jon Yeomans

Giant helium-fueled airships could soon be plying the skies – and a Tanzania-based gas explorer hopes to be joining them for the ride.

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