Huge helium discovery ‘a life-saving find’

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A new approach to gas exploration has discovered a huge helium gas field, which could address the increasingly critical shortage of this vital yet rare element.

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Goodyear celebrates Carson blimp’s 10th birthday

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By Sandy Mazza

A community celebration for the 10th anniversary of the “Spirit of Innovation” blimp now housed at Carson’s Goodyear base will take place Tuesday [June 21].

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Historic Lansdowne Home for Sale by Owner

FrontGreenville, Ohio landmark is birthplace of Zachary Lansdowne, commander of ill-fated navy airship USS Shenandoah.

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Battle Blimps: Russian Military Expands the Use of Airships

March to mark legendary 1941 military paradeSource: Sputnik International –

The Russian Aerospace Forces are about to be expanded as the Defense Ministry intends to establish an aerostatics division, in an attempt to expand the battlefield use of blimps and balloons.

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The Forgotten Sport of Balloon Jumping

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By Edward Brooke-Hitching

For some reason this bizarre pastime never really took off.

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