Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship
With secret airship, Sergey Bin also wants to fly.The enigmatic billionaire, who favors dark attire and once leaped out of an airplane wearing Google Glass to promote its launch, is now working on a mysterious airship in a NASA Hangar.details of this project are scarce.Bloomberg report says it’s a zeppelin-like aircraft which could just be another Google project, but it could be the beginning of a new company.The Alphabet’s CEO has a keen interest in Airships,
The details of this project are scarce.Bloomberg report says it’s a zeppelin-like aircraft which could just be another Google project, but it could be the beginning of a new company.The Alphabet’s CEO has a keen interest in Airships, something he got by visiting NASA’s nearby Ames Research Center and old photos of the USS Macon, one of the Navy’s few operational planes, which collapsed off the coast of Bug Sur in 1935 during a storm.
Google has operated Ames as experimental laboratories since 2015, under lease from NASA, but the Airship Brin is working on is not an Alphabet project, according to Bloomberg Report.The Aircraft is already taking up most of the space in one of the Hangars at Ames, and the project is supervised by Alan Weston, a former NASA program director.Also, he recently said on record that new aircraft technology could enable more efficient freight shipping over vast distances.
Weston didn’t respond to Bloomberg’s request for comment, while Brin himself said he “[didn’t] have anything to say about this topic right now.” That statement could be the Sergey being cagey and obfuscating his company’s plans to get into the airship business, or it could simply be the sentiment of a man who just really likes blimps. After all, what good is it being a billionaire if you can’t secretly build your own giant airship in a repurposed NASA hangar?