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Officials Look to Dirigibles as Possible Transportation Solution

By | August 24, 2011

Photo courtesy of NASA

Officials from the State and NASA are leading a workshop in Anchorage to talk about the potential for airship transportation in Alaska. The futuristic looking dirigibles are being hailed as a potential solution to the state’s transportation challenges. These days, they work with helium instead of hydrogen to make them safer. Pete Worden is director of NASA’s Ames Research Center in California. He says the new airships use 19th century technology that’s been updated to make it safe, reliable and cheap. He says there are different kinds.

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