Will planes one day share Alaska's skies with blimps bound for the Bush?
Airship builders are gathered in Alaska's largest city to pitch ways that environmentally-friendly blimps can be deployed to assist industries doing business in rural Alaska. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell spoke at the conference, noting that 200 communities across Alaska are off the road system. Airships could one day assist businesses in need of transportation options across the state's vast wilderness, the AP reported.
Will Alaska embrace the idea? NASA seems bullish on blimp technology in the Arctic. See the airship conference agenda here.