The Future Of Cargo Transport Is A Slow Aussie UFO

The future of heavy cargo transportation looked positively eco-friendly and blimp-like earlier this year, so it's really no surprise that Australia's Skylifter cargo blimp is making the internet rounds this weekend.

Theoretically capable of lifting about 150 tons, this massive 152m prototype blimp features a flying saucer shape so that it can combat heavy winds and still deliver its cargo at a breakneck speeds (playful sarcasm) over distances of up to 2000km.

Skylifter, which is also the name of the company that builds it, plans on having these airborne within the next three years. [Economist via Popular Science via DVICE]


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    Isn't it strange how technology that was abandoned in the 30's/40's is now considered the future. I read somewhere that an airship system would be suitable as a way to replace expensive satelite tech for information transmission over cities etc. :)

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