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Video: World’s Biggest Airship Inflated for the First Time

Airships of the future are getting a little closer to reality. A new time-lapse video shows the world’s largest airship being inflated in an Alabama cattle barn, and the ship’s manufacturer says it will be ready for test flights soon. It took six hours to inflate it, but the video is condensed to about two

US Army Orders Lockheed-Martin’s Mystery Airship

Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Projects is making perhaps the first realistic tests of a hybrid airship–a concept that dates back many decades but that is just now being tried at a significant scale. The Skunk Works had secretly built the craft and hoped for a quiet first flight at its Palmdale, Calif., facility, but a