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Robin Roberts to Christen New Goodyear Blimp

Robin Roberts, the award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” long-time ESPN sportscaster and successful author, will christen The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest blimp – Wingfoot One – on Saturday, August 23, in Suffield, Ohio. ..

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Did You Know?

How much does the blimp weigh?

In category: Blimp Construction

Without any lifting gas, the empty ship (GZ-20) weighs about 12,840 pounds. Inflated with helium it weighs only 100-200 pounds, depending on the amount of fuel, payload and ballast aboard.

Did the U.S. military ever use blimps?

In category: Historical Questions

The Navy used blimps for antisubmarine patrol duty in world War II, and as radar picket ships in the fifties, but it decommissioned the last of its lighter-than-air fleet in 1962.

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