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NASA competition could net you $1.5M

Source: Network World – networkworld.com NASA exploring Centennial Challenge for airship concepts By Michael Cooney NASA this week said it was considering a new Centennial Challenge: Build and airship capable of long duration flight for scientific missions.

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Super Pressure Balloon a Highlight during New Zealand Airshow

Source: NASA – nasa.gov By Jeremy Eggers New and vintage planes zoomed over the skies in Wanaka, New Zealand, during the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow, a biennial homage to aviation history as well as an aerobatics spectacle. With history a … Continue reading

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Getting the low-density supersonic decelerator (LDSD) vehicle to test altitude

Source: phys.org By Keith Koehler In June NASA will conduct the second flight of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle from the U.S. Navy Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) located on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii.

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NASA Concludes Most Rigorous Super Pressure Balloon Flight to Date

Source: NASA – nasa.gov Following 32 days of flying its most rigorous test to date, NASA ended the flight of its super pressure balloon (SPB) Monday, April 27, while the balloon was at float over central Australia.

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NASA’s Wild Airship Idea for Cloud Cities on Venus

Source: space.com By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer Astronauts could start exploring Venus in the not-too-distant future — as long as they stay high up in the planet’s acid-laced skies.

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