Or an oversized weather balloon??

Astronomy and Law

If you have read my blog for awhile, you know I am utterly fascinated with Zeppelins and the kindred.  Not too hot on blimps, but I would still like to travel in my personal blimp if possible.

Just when I thought that development of a new Zeppelin would never happen, behold, the Aeroscraft appears.

Aeroscraft Test Flight

I have actually been by these hangers many times, I just never knew that this was going on.

The military and NASA are providing funds to develop the 230-foot-long Aeroscraft prototype.  The airship has the potential to carry more cargo than any other aircraft.  The first major flight test took place Jan. 3.

The biggest challenge for engineers, which has always existed, is making sure the airship will be able to withstand high winds and other extreme weather conditions.

Worldwide Aeros, the company that developed the aircraft, said it also must secure more funding for the…

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