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Giant Airship Coming to the Sky Near You (VOA On Assignment Apr. 5)i
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April 05, 2013 4:20 PM
VOA Los Angeles Correspondent Mike O'Sullivan gives On Assignment's Alex Villarreal the inside scoop on a gigantic helium-filled airship currently being developed to carry cargo to remote locations. Now in the prototype phase, the airship is being created with funding from the U.S. Defense Department and NASA, but it could have commercial uses as well -- transporting everything from flowers to tourists.

Giant Airship Coming to the Sky Near You (VOA On Assignment Apr. 5)

Published April 05, 2013

VOA Los Angeles Correspondent Mike O'Sullivan gives On Assignment's Alex Villarreal the inside scoop on a gigantic helium-filled airship currently being developed to carry cargo to remote locations. Now in the prototype phase, the airship is being created with funding from the U.S. Defense Department and NASA, but it could have commercial uses as well -- transporting everything from flowers to tourists.

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