Source: KUAM News – kuam.com
By Isa Baza
Poor weather may be putting a damper on plans of French scientists to release miniature blimps into a developing tropical cyclone near Guam. The scientists are here in the hopes of collecting information that could improve tropical cyclone forecasts in the future.
Source: The Press – yorkpress.co.uk
By Victoria Prest
A hundred years of Britain’s industrial and aviation innovation was remembered last weekend, in a village a stone’s throw from Drax power station.
Posted in Airships, Dirigible, Historical, Rigid airship
Tagged 25r, airship, Armstrong-Whitworth, Barlow, British airship, dirigible, R-25, ridgid airship
Source: History – history.com
By Erin Blakemore
It happened in moments—a gust of whipping wind. Suddenly, the USS Akron, a dirigible performing exercises off the coast of New Jersey, felt more like a flimsy toy than one of the most advanced aircrafts of its age. Then it happened. Buffeted by winds, the airship plummeted toward the Atlantic, disintegrating before the stunned crew could even try to save it.
Source: New York Daily News – nydailynews.com
Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
Source: Atlas Obscura – atlasobscura.com
By Natasha Frost
The Hindenburg’s fattened ducklings and caviar were essentially German propaganda.