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BASI’s Prentice still hoping airship dreams will fly

Source: Winnipeg Free Press – www.winnipegfreepress.com By: Martin Cash Solar-power system to run hangar may one day produce hydrogen.

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Werner Franz, Last Surviving Crew Member of the Hindenburg Dies

Source: cbsnews.com Werner Franz, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, has died. He was 92.

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Airships That Carry Science into the Stratosphere

Source: nytimes.com – The New York Times By Joshua A. Krisch Modern Research Borne on a Relic Airships are dusty relics of aviation history. Lighter-than-air vehicles conjure images of the Hindenburg, in its glory and destruction, and the Goodyear Blimp, … Continue reading

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Blimps Will Soon Hover Over US Highways and Monitor Traffic Around the Clock

Source: Motherboard By Jason Koebler Next time you’re on the highway and see one of those “Speed Monitored by Aircraft” signs, look up—the United States is getting its first, persistently airborne traffic-monitoring blimp.

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StratoBus – Halfway Between a Drone and a Satellite

Source: Thales – thalesgroup.com The StratoBus project may immediately call to mind Google’s Project Loon. But the advantage of StratoBus is that it offers long endurance and complete autonomy from a fixed position, while the high-altitude balloons in Loon move … Continue reading

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