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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?

Why are the blimps so safe?

In category: Blimp Construction

Unlike the great German Zeppelins of fifty years ago, the Goodyear blimps are filled with helium, an inert gas. Although Hydrogen is a better lifting gas, lighter and more plentiful than helium, it is terribly flammable, even explosive. Helium is found in the earth, mixed with other natural gases. The most significant deposits yet discovered are in northern Texas, Kansas and Colorado.

Are there any other airships in the world?

In category: Business Of Blimps

There are several other blimps in the world. Most are smaller than the Goodyear blimps and are active in Europe and North America.

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