UK Team Eyes Solar-Powered Airship Potential

01a MAAT’s primary energy source will be photovoltaic arrays on the airship’s upper surfaceSource: The Engineer – theengineer.co.uk

Researchers from the University of Lincoln, UK, have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a future sustainable air transport network.

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Author Aaron Keirns Talks about the Shenandoah Crash

SONY DSCThe Lighter-Than-Air Society displays memorabilia from its collection.

On March 15 Aaron Keirns gave a talk about the crash of the USS Shenandoah, the US Navy’s first rigid airship. The dirigible crashed in Noble County, Ohio on September 3, 1925. Fourteen crew members lost their lives, including the commanding officer, Lt. Cdr. Zachary Lansdowne. Continue reading

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Lawsuit Filed Against Navy for Destroyed Experimental Airship

A section of a walkway on the top of the North Tustin blimp hangar appears to have collapsedSource: FoxNews.com

By Perry Chiaramonte

The makers of a state-of-the art airship have filed a $65 million lawsuit against the U.S. Navy after the helium-filled dirigible was crushed when part of the roof of the hangar where it was stored collapsed on it.

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U.S. House of Representatives Launches Airship Caucus

bcpixSource: Air Force Magazine – airforcemag.com

Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) have launched a cargo airship caucus in the House to encourage airship development for military and civilian use.

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March 15: Talk about America’s Forgotten Airship Disaster

Book cover sSunday MARCH 15, 2015, 2:30 pm

Author Aaron Keirns will give a talk about his book, “America’s Forgotten Airship Disaster, the Crash of the USS Shenandoah” at the Garst Museum, 205 North Broadway Street, Greenville, OH 45331. Continue reading

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