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Feb. 21 2010 - 12:27 pm | 153 views | 0 recommendations | 0 comments

Stairway to Heaven

Air Ship Ventures

Air Ship Ventures

When I say the word “Zeppelin” – safety may not be the first thought that comes to mind…”Oh, the humanity” might…but these days the Zeppelin is not your grandfather’s airship.  In fact – a private company called Airship Ventures has set up shop – selling rides to tourists – at NASA’ Ames Research Center – trying to prove their business model is more than hot air.  Recently I caught up with the Zeppelin in the LA area – and it is some ride.

Watch my story from “This Week in Space” here.


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