Sergey Brin Is Working On A Massive Airship

Posted: Apr 26 2017, 6:14am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
USS Macon

If the airship is not an official Alphabet project, what is it?

Sergey Brin is a co-founder of Google and a billionaire. This massive amount of money means that he gets to build things that many of us only dream of. One such project that is said to be close to Brin's heart is the construction of a massive dirigible that is reminiscent of the USS Macon, a giant US Navy airship built in the 1930s.

Word is that Brin has an entire team working on a new airship inside the NASA Ames research facility that the Planetary Ventures division of Google was given access to back in 2015. The Verge reports that the massive airship isn't yet finished and that it's not an Alphabet project persey. This could mean that Brin is building his massive airship on his own dime for his own reasons.

What is known is that Brin has a serious person heading the project in the gise of alan Weston, a man who previously was head of the NASA Ames programs. It's unclear if Brin has designs on flying around the country aboard his own airship or if this is some sort of commercial project that is being kept very secretive.

Weston has spoke about the potential for airships to revolutionize the transportation industry in the past. These airships could reportedly haul as much as 500 tons of cargo and deliver that cargo exactly where it needs to be rather than to a sport as a ship or truck does. This means no additional costs in delivering goods to the final location. Weston also notes that these airships could be more fuel efficient than a truck.

Brin and Weston have offered no official comments about the airship under construction now. I sort of hope this is a personal project by Brin, having a billionaire's money and the ability to build whatever you want is very appealing.

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