Zero 2 Infinity Successfully Launches Its First Rocket from the Edge of Space

Source: Digital Journal –

This milestone opens the door for safer and more efficient Space access for small satellites

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Local history: 100 Years Ago, Goodrich Built Blimps Too

Source: Akron Beacon Journal –

By Mark J. Price – Beacon Journal staff writer

Akron added an important word to its lexicon 100 years ago.

Dr. William C. Geer, vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co., called a staff meeting in 1917 to announce the exciting news that the Akron company would bid on a blimp contract for the U.S. Navy.

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AAIB investigation to HAV Airlander 10, G-PHRG

Source: Air Accidents Investigation Branch –

From:                        Air Accidents Investigation Branch

Published:                9 March 2017

Date of occurrence:  24 August 2016

Aircraft category:     Sport aviation and balloons

Report type:             Bulletin – Correspondence investigation

Aircraft type:           HAV Airlander 10

Location:                  Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire

Registration:             G-PHRG

Hard landing during test flight, Cardington Airfield, Bedfordshire, 24 August 2016.

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Clouds in a Bag: 18th and 19th Century Ballooning on Display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Source: Loudon Times-Mirror –

By Sophie Desmond

A sheep, a rooster and a duck go for a balloon ride.

That was the scene at Versailles on Sept. 19, 1783. Placed in a wicker crate, the animals were the first living creatures ever to fly when Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier demonstrated their new invention: the hot air balloon.

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Goodyear Reveals Plans for Arrival of Next Generation Blimp in 2017

Source: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Upgrades at Carson base to include new inflatable hangar

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today revealed plans for major facilities upgrades at its Airship Operations base in Carson, renewing its commitment to the Goodyear Blimp’s presence in the Los Angeles area.

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