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Comments on Could Blimps Replace Planes For Cargo?
SF writers haven't given up on dirigibles, neither should we. (Read the complete story)

"With speeds around 4 times faster than cargo ships, they could see a niche roll in cargo delivery, and much harder for pirates to hijack. Though, of course, you'd need a large fleet just to take the cargo of a single large freighter."
(Dewtey 7/5/2010 9:39:10 AM)
"The only thing that bothers me about these ideas is the drain to our National Helium Reserve; helium is hard to come by when you live on the surface of a planet."
(Bill Christensen 7/6/2010 12:04:12 PM)
"Push come to shove, perhaps the Japanese could use the projected robotic moonbase to mine the regolith, build an electromagnetic launcher and send the He and He3 back to earth on a ballistic course. All we'd have to do is catch the cargo modules, as in the method envisioned by Michael Flynn in Falling Stars."
(Dewtey 7/7/2010 4:31:57 AM)
"Don't forget to reference the huge blimp(?) dirigibl(?) in David Gerrold's "War Against the Chtorr" series."
(don Roberto 2/2/2012 2:19:37 PM)
"You have a good memory! I'll try to dig out my copy to find that one, but I remember it, too."
(Bill Christensen 2/2/2012 5:39:22 PM)

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