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Zeppelin NT Sets Out on Major European Research Programme

Zeppelin NT SN02 set out from Friedrichshafen on 17 May at the start of a 20 week research programme to study atmospheric pollutants. Project PEGASOS will take the Zeppelin to the Netherlands, Italy and in 2013 Finland. In the photograph below, the ship is seen performing for the media at her Friedrichshafen base. A detailed report on PEGASOS is included in the June issue of AIRSHIP. 

Royal Aeronautical Society supports Ashford Conference

The Royal Aeronautical Society will announce the 9th International Airship Convention on their website. The conference news will be included on the RAeS supported events section online and the news published online via their news section.

M1400 Moves Towards First Flight

Assembly of the M1400, the largest airship in the world, continues at a fast pace in Weeksville, North Carolina. But even as the ship nears it first flight, the programme is in jeopardy. Full details in the June issue of AIRSHIP.

Zeppelin NT used in California Meteorite Hunt

Airship Ventures Zeppelin NT EUREKA was used by NASA and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) as part of the hunt for parts of the Sutter's Mill Meteorite in Northern California. The large meteorite, which was about the size of a mini-van, fell to earth on the morning of 22nd of April and was clearly seen in the daylight sky from Las Vegas, NV to Sacramento, CA.

36 papers from 13 Countries to present at International Conference

The Airship Association conference this June will be truly international with 36 papers submitted from 13 countries: Argentina, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, UK and the USA.

HELIUM AND ITS USES Taken from a recent statement by BOC

It's important to be aware that there are distinctions between pure gaseous helium, pure liquid helium and impure gaseous helium. Pure gaseous helium has a number of important applications including analysis, diving and medical gases and specialist manufacturing processes.
 
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Per Lindstrand to present at the Airship Association AGM - 24 April 2012

The Airship Association will hold its Annual General Meeting at the Victory Services Club in London on Tuesday 24th April 2012. The doors will open at 18:00 hrs (6pm), and the formal meeting will start at 18:30. For directions to the Victory Services Club, please see www.vsc.co.uk .

Weddings on-board new Zeppelin airship

The Zeppelin airship flight season in Germany started on the 24th of March 2012, and according to Mr Thomas Brandt, Chief Executive of Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik, flights for this year are fully booked, including reservations for on-board weddings.

Skyship Services Inc

We reported in the June 2011 Edition of the Airship Journal that the assets of Airship Management Services(AMS), the company of the late George Spyrou, had been acquired by SkyShip Services Inc. of Weeksville, North Carolina. Skyship Services Inc. is affiliated with the international businessman, Mr Julian Benscher, who has had previous experience with the Sykship series of airships, operating Skyships as Airship Operations Inc.

Issue 175 of the Airship Journal is now available

Issue number 175 of “Airship” The Journal of The Airship Association” dated March 2012 features on the cover a picture of the Hangar 1 Vodka A60+ Lightship ona misty morning in Long Beach, Californa.

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