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Monday, December 24, 2007

'Manned Cloud' Airship, Around the World in Three Days

Take a look at another fanciful attempt to bring back the glory days of the Zeppelin airships. This one is called the Manned Cloud, and can fly fast enough to take a round trip around the globe in three days.

Planneur Vignet AirshipThe 1640-square-foot craft, whose French designers say could take to the skies in a year or so, will have 60 rooms and travel at a breakneck speed of 173mph. Since this behemoth gets its lift from helium, there's not much danger of a fiery hydrogen explosion like that ill-fated Hindenburg, so we're thinking it might be fun to float around the world in a luxo-hotel. Of all the ideas like this, maybe this one will be the one to actually fly.

Source- http://gizmodo.com/337228/manned-cloud-airship-around-the-world-in-three-days

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