New Video of the Airlander 10’s First Flight

The following video is courtesy of Hybrid Air Vehicles. Ltd.

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Giant helium-filled airship Airlander takes off for 1st time

The aircraft finally left the ground at 19;40 BSTSource: AP –

A blimp-shaped airship billed as the world’s largest aircraft has taken off for the first time, days after an earlier attempt was scuttled by a last-minute technical hitch.

Engines roaring, the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 rose slowly into the air Wednesday from an airfield 45 miles (73 kilometers) north of London.

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Global Helium Summit 2.0

Helium logo 2016bSource: gasworld conferences –

Final Agenda Confirmed for Helium Summit

There is less than one month left until the gasworld Global Helium Summit 2.0 titled ‘Markets Returning to Equilibrium’ taking place in New Jersey, US, from 12-13 September, 2016.

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A 21st century renaissance in high altitude ballooning

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By S. Alan Stern

High altitude ballooning has begun to undergo a renaissance that is creating exciting new capabilities, therefore enabling a wide array of new applications of interest to researchers and entrepreneurs in many fields.

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Office building redo: Blimp on top?

01 The Gas and Electric BuildingSource: The San Diego Union-Tribune –

By Roger Showley

The future of the former SDG&E/Sempra building downtown could include a blimp on the roof, an 18-story climbing wall or a reworked exterior to let in fresh air.

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