NASA Ames Airfield will soon be home to the world’s largest blimp, the 235-foot-long, 65-feet-in-diameter Bullet Class 580, manufactured by E-Green Technologies. This is hardly the Goodyear Blimp or anything like its granddaddy, the ill-fated Hindenburg. It has more room for helium in its compartments, making it able to reach altitudes of 22,000 feet, far more than the standard blimps, which rise to 4,000-5,000 feet. It is also made of Kevlar, making its shape more flexible and secure.
After a long hiatus, it almost seems as if the age of the great airships is returning to the Bay Area.
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