Organisers of Vienna’s Pioneers Festival, an annual conference for future technology and digital entrepreneurship, announced on Thursday that they would unveil the [...]
Articles tagged with: aeronautics
This is from a government report – from the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, a precursor to NASA – on L’Oiseau Blanc, an aircraft used in an unsuccessful attempt to fly from Paris to New York.
The U.S. took a keen interest in what the French were trying to do. Two [...]
New Scientist rises swiftly to break the news of hybrid aircraft that combine helicopters, planes, hovercrafts and blimps:
The peculiar aircraft is currently undergoing feasibility tests in the European Commission’s Extremely Short Take Off and Landing On any Surface (ESTOLAS) project.
Led by Alexander Gamaleyev at Riga Technical University in Latvia and Dimitris Drikakis [...]
This may be an important historical record of the early days of aeronautics, or it may be a vivid fantasy by a lonely, old man.
Either way, it’s beautiful.
The notebooks of Charles A.A. Dellschau were, The Atlantic tells us, rescued from a Texas landfill. They’d been dumped there after a [...]
It’s the first rigid-body airship since the Hindenburg, says the Register. And the military is banking on Pelican to change the way we fly:
The 230ft-long, 18-ton demonstrator has been built for the US military by radical airship firm Aeros of California, helmed by Ukrainian LTA visionary Igor Pasternak.
But the airship can potentially do [...]
Oh, yes we did. We’ve already used zeppelins to hunt for aliens (or at least meteorite strikes). And now, MSNBC tells us, we’ve got an odder airship for an odder task:
Using a 45-foot-long, camera-mounted, remote-controlled airship, project founder William Barnes plans to work with a team that includes one scientist to conduct nighttime flyovers [...]
From the Tissandier collection in the Library of Congress, a dream of the sky from the past.
In 1875, Gaston Tissandier flew higher than anyone had ever gone. Two of his companions died from the [...]
No, McClatchy ain’t making this up. Members of SETI and NASA are using an airship to seek traces of meteorites – and, possibly, alien life:
On Thursday, the scientists flew over the Sierra Nevada foothill region in a chartered zeppelin, hoping to spot craters, burn marks or other signs of falling space particles.
The meteorite [...]