Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com
By Jim Mackinnon
Goodyear’s third NT airship is starting to come together.
Workers at Goodyear’s Suffield Township blimp base are at the beginning stages of assembling the last of three NT, or New Technology, airships for the Akron tire maker.
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Source: Sputnik International – sputniknews.com
Russian engineers are designing new advanced airships which may become a potent element of the country’s anti-ballistic missile defenses.
Source: Science 2.0 – science20.com
By Robert Walker May 3rd 2017
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JP Aerospace is an interesting company – in the city of Rancho Cordova, CA., California.. Their aim is to develop ways to send airships up into the stratosphere – and more controversially, all the way to orbit with their “Orbital Airships” vision. The airships would accelerate very slowly, at a rate of perhaps a few centimeters per second increase in speed every second, over several days, until they reach orbital velocity. Can they, or can’t they, or how far can they go?
Source: The Washington Post – washingtonpost.com
The balloon will float about 20 miles above Earth on a planned 100-day journey.
Source: PC Mag – pcmag.com
By Tom Brant
The Google co-founder is building an airship in a hangar near the company’s headquarters, Bloomberg reported.