Sunday, May 23, 2004

MSNBC - Airship groomed for flight to edge of space

I can't even tell you how cool this is. Any private company with the balls to predict a permanent station at 130,000 feet with industrial capability, well, I just have to meet this guy.

Looks like it's mostly volunteers. That gives me some hope, as to how much can be done without funding.

I love their nomenclature.

I'm going to investigate this a bit, I've always been fascinated by Buckminster Fuller's Cloud 9 idea. I have no idea whether it would really work or not. maybe these people would know.

I wonder if they've investigated tetrahedal truss structures for dirigibles.

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