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(Stamford Advocate)   US Military and NASA testing new rigid airship prototype, expect it to be ready to take on the Kaiser sometime in 1918   (stamfordadvocate.com ) divider line
    More: Strange, Kaiser, airships, NASA, psychological testing, flab, blimps, Tustin, hangars  
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7153 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Jan 2013 at 3:22 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-01-31 02:29:55 AM  
8 votes:
Hello Airplanes? Yeah, it's Blimps. You win.
2013-01-31 04:37:50 AM  
4 votes:
i45.tinypic.com
2013-01-31 03:29:33 AM  
4 votes:
And I don't normally fly on the Hindenburg 2.0.

media.avclub.com
2013-01-31 01:36:02 AM  
4 votes:
disfunctionaldiva.com
2013-01-31 01:09:31 AM  
4 votes:
Oh the huge capacity!
2013-01-31 06:23:29 AM  
3 votes:
media.moddb.com

KIROV REPORTING
2013-01-31 04:02:12 AM  
3 votes:

SoothinglyDeranged: miss diminutive: Hello Airplanes? Yeah, it's Blimps. You win.

Rigid airship!


ARE YOU CRAZY, YOU IDIOT?! YOU'LL IGNITE THE HELIUM!

-SMACK!-
2013-01-31 03:44:31 AM  
3 votes:
sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net

I await my commission.
2013-01-31 03:05:14 AM  
3 votes:
For at least one day you have the element of surprise.

"Hey, look, everyone, a blimp! Yay! Let's go outside and look! I wonder if it's the Goodyear or the Metlife or AIEEEEE!!!!"
2013-01-31 02:11:20 AM  
3 votes:
To the Nieuports, lads.
www.ctie.monash.edu.au
2013-01-31 08:16:00 AM  
2 votes:

Alonjar: Enigmamf: Ostman: I might be missing something major in the article (more than likely), but the lead designer kept repeating how this was a big step forward in aviation, particularly that it can hover a dozen feet off the ground.

Didn't we have trans-Atlantic crossings with airships already? Is this something to do with the skeleton of airship, or the fact helium makes it float? Genuinely interested as to why this is being touted as a big step forward.

As I imagine it, although dirigibles are much much slower, they should be able to move a given mass with much less energy, since the work of lift is performed by buoyancy. It's kind of like a form of anti-gravity.

This. Contrary to what the article is claiming, this is less about moving cargo to areas without runways, and MUCH MUCH MUCH more about moving cargo via air, while using using much less fuel.

Petrochemicals WILL become prohibitively expensive within a generation or two. This is NASA and the military planning ahead, but not wanting to tell you exactly why they are doing what they are doing.

"We're soooo excited about our advancement!!!! but our article is going to come off as being silly because I cant actually talk about the real reason its an advancement!"

What a world.


That's just what they want you to think. The research into advanced form dirigibles is actually to combat the pterodactyl menace that is looming because of global warming. I heard about on AM Coast to Coast and it was corroborated in World News Daily, so you know it's got to be true
2013-01-31 04:57:37 AM  
2 votes:

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Manly Ghastly just doesn't have the same appeal to me.

7.asset.soup.io
2013-01-31 04:33:02 AM  
2 votes:
blogs.browardpalmbeach.com

Will the nightmare never end?
2013-01-31 04:28:00 AM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-01-31 04:21:17 AM  
2 votes:
The lighter-than-air vehicle is not a blimp because it has a rigid structure made out of ultra-light carbon fiber and aluminum underneath its high-tech Mylar skin.


www.thepartyanimal-blog.org

OMGZ! It's the future!
2013-01-31 04:11:29 AM  
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Uchiha_Cycliste: AverageAmericanGuy: Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.

Great pic.

Not disturbing in the least.

i can't tell if you are trying to be sarcastic.. but you *ARE* right, it is a great picture.

Totally not sarcastic. I think it's a great picture.

There was one Youtube link I clicked on with singing and keyboards and painted faces and it was very disturbing.


Gotcha.
You know this interaction sorta reminds of a skirt/sketch of John Finnemore;s souveniur program where two guys and hanging out with a girl and asking her about her new boyfriend. during the discussion one of the guys goes... "and he's not violent at all!" which gets the girl sort of upset but also worried.
"So he's not violent?"
"nope"
"did he used to be violent?"
"Not that  I know of"
"Well if he's not violent, then why would you say that he's not violent?!?"
"I think you answered your own question there"
...
and it goes on for a while like that, very funny.
...
The punchline is after the girl leaves one guy asks the instigator :Why don't you just tell her how you feel?"
And the guy says :It's not my style, instead I'll just subtly ut her of every other guy in the world."


Anyways, you saying it's not creepy at all, and meaning it, reminded me of the skit.
2013-01-31 03:54:52 AM  
2 votes:

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Great pic.

Not disturbing in the least.
S23
2013-01-31 03:43:16 AM  
2 votes:
Aeros wants to build a full-size 450-foot-long vehicle that can carry 66 tons of payload.

M1 Abrams: Weight=67 tons
2013-01-31 03:36:49 AM  
2 votes:
Someone needs to get this news on the 4:30 autogyro to the Prussian Consulate in Siam immediately!
2013-01-31 12:48:44 AM  
2 votes:
You wanna blow us to shiat, Sherlock?!
2013-01-31 01:09:01 PM  
1 vote:

Enigmamf: Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Probably the most normal Ghastly pic ever posted to Fark.


THIS!


Also:


i172.photobucket.com

Since I didn't see any Starcraft references, and this offends me.

2013-01-31 09:03:45 AM  
1 vote:

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Yeah, good luck piloting an airship wearing welding goggles.
2013-01-31 08:53:34 AM  
1 vote:

Gyrfalcon: S23: Aeros wants to build a full-size 450-foot-long vehicle that can carry 66 tons of payload.

M1 Abrams: Weight=67 tons

So they'll have to saw them in half and use two airships.


They carry the tank like a pair of swallows with a coconut.
2013-01-31 08:09:43 AM  
1 vote:

Enigmamf: Ostman: I might be missing something major in the article (more than likely), but the lead designer kept repeating how this was a big step forward in aviation, particularly that it can hover a dozen feet off the ground.

Didn't we have trans-Atlantic crossings with airships already? Is this something to do with the skeleton of airship, or the fact helium makes it float? Genuinely interested as to why this is being touted as a big step forward.

As I imagine it, although dirigibles are much much slower, they should be able to move a given mass with much less energy, since the work of lift is performed by buoyancy. It's kind of like a form of anti-gravity.




This. Contrary to what the article is claiming, this is less about moving cargo to areas without runways, and MUCH MUCH MUCH more about moving cargo via air, while using using much less fuel.

Petrochemicals WILL become prohibitively expensive within a generation or two. This is NASA and the military planning ahead, but not wanting to tell you exactly why they are doing what they are doing.

"We're soooo excited about our advancement!!!! but our article is going to come off as being silly because I cant actually talk about the real reason its an advancement!"

What a world.
2013-01-31 07:35:43 AM  
1 vote:

SpdrJay: So we're moving ever further into a steampunk dystopia.


Dadoody:
data.whicdn.com

...

i2.kym-cdn.com
2013-01-31 07:27:24 AM  
1 vote:
My plan is to build an RC blimp with a flat top that I can land RC helicopters on.
2013-01-31 07:20:22 AM  
1 vote:
Better have a Led Zeppel- er, Von Zeppellin suite.
2013-01-31 07:12:38 AM  
1 vote:
www.futuresack.com
2013-01-31 06:22:26 AM  
1 vote:

F22raptom: who the farking fark would fund such a slot big piece of shiat?


The Reagan Administration.
2013-01-31 04:30:49 AM  
1 vote:

S23: Aeros wants to build a full-size 450-foot-long vehicle that can carry 66 tons of payload.

M1 Abrams: Weight=67 tons


So they'll have to saw them in half and use two airships.
2013-01-31 04:19:59 AM  
1 vote:

Ghastly: [sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net image 705x960]

I await my commission.


Probably the most normal Ghastly pic ever posted to Fark.
2013-01-31 03:58:22 AM  
1 vote:

4.bp.blogspot.com

"It is new rigid airship prototype!"

2013-01-31 03:50:41 AM  
1 vote:
Sounds like someone at Nasa watches too much Fringe.
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-01-31 03:42:39 AM  
1 vote:
The article's headline is "High-tech cargo airship being built in California," and it ends with "The prototype isn't intended to carry cargo," just so everyone is aware of how badly I want to slap everyone involved with this shiatty, horrible article.
2013-01-31 03:37:45 AM  
1 vote:
They might want to avoid Lakehurst.


.
2013-01-31 03:36:29 AM  
1 vote:
So we're moving ever further into a steampunk dystopia.
2013-01-31 03:32:43 AM  
1 vote:
Jesus Lana, the helium!
2013-01-31 03:30:17 AM  
1 vote:
Get enough of 'em up and you may be able to keep England afloat.
 
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