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A futuristic airship may defy the idea of travelling at high speed, but my, it's pretty.
Passing Cloud, the futuristic airship that, if built, would bob around the United States, offers passengers the "full floating sensation" according to designer Tiago Barros. We're not sure how air traffic control or vertigo-sufferers feel about this, but it is beautifully designed and, if it is ever built, will offer an utterly thrilling ride.
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A shame that some people don't check their facts or use their heads before posting comments.
The 'bang' in airships of old was due to their being filled with Hydrogen, this because the Americans controlled the supply of helium at that time and would not supply to the European manufacturers.
Helium is totally inert and perfectly safe in modern airships.
Why on earth would a terrorist want to fly into one when he could choose from almost infinite ground targets?
And even shooting at one from the ground would not have much effect. Bullets would pass right through leaving only a small puncture with very slight resultant leakage.
Of interest, 'lighter than air' aircraft, i.e. balloons and airships, have been the safest means of flight for many years past.
If I seen something like that floating above me when I was driving there might be a bad outcome at the next corner.
If you really want to see what its like to stand on air have a go on a bouncy castle.