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Boeing Tests Starliner Capsule at Spaceport America

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News – By Jason Gibbs Boeing has moved one step closer to carrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Goodyear Deflates Blimp, but Keeps Familiar Form in Flight

Source: Daily Journal – By John Rogers Excerpt Goodyear has let the helium out of the last of its fabled fleet of blimps, but the company’s flight program will continue.

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Charting the Changes to the Goodyear Blimp

Source: New York Daily News – By Kate Mcleod It all started in 1911, when Goodyear built its first airship envelope, a 400,000-cubic-foot bag ordered by a lighter-than-air enthusiast named Melvin Vaniman.

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The Last of the Goodyear Blimps – Deflation in Pictures

Source:  Reuters – Images of the deflation of the last Goodyear GZ-20A blimp, the Spirit of Innovation, as documented by Reuters photographer Mike Blake in the early hours of March 14, 2017.

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Goodyear Retires Spirit of Innovation

Source: Goodyear Blimp – Goodyear formally retired its last GZ-20 model blimp, Spirit of Innovation, on March 14, 2017. Goodyear honored the tradition of the blimps, preserving many of the parts for historical display. The retirement continues the transition … Continue reading

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