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

Source: The Telegraph – 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 … Continue reading

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

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – 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 … Continue reading

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

Source: The Telegraph – 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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Airlander Unveils Two Significant Enhancements Ahead of Hangar Exit

Source: Hybrid Air Vehicles – The Airlander Team can today announce two significant enhancements to the aircraft ahead of its imminent Hangar Exit and resumption of its Flight Test Program. The all-new Auxiliary Landing System The Mobile Mooring Mast

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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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