August 1, 2021

Sergey Brin is secretly building a massive zeppelin in a NASA hangar, report says

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By Matt Weinberger From Business Insider Google cofounder and Alphabet president Sergey Brin is secretly building a massive zeppelinĀ in Hangar 2 of the NASA Ames Research Center, with a giant metal skeleton already in place,reports Bloomberg’s Ashlee Vance. It’s not immediately clear if this dirigible is for business purposes, or represents more of a hobby […]

The Wright Brothers’ glider tests

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By Alex Q. Arbuckle RETRONAUT From Mashable October 1902 The Wright Brothers’ glider tests Inventing powered flight is not something you can just wing. Before their groundbreaking powered flight over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903, the Wright Brothers conducted hundreds of test flights with unpowered gliders and kites. Though […]