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  1. #1 Super Blimp! Space-Airship! 
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    Hello everyone on thesciencefourm.com,
    For years I have been thinking every day about designing a Super blimp and not just any super blimp, I want to give the world a vehicle so capable, versatile, extremely adaptable that it WILL live up to the science fiction space ships that dominate today's space themed science fiction art.
    It has been a very deep personal passion that lingers in my head every night and as I fall asleep I still dream about it. I envision a massive floating buildings bigger then the German Zeppelins, floating in the sky above; I say buildings because they can be so beautiful. They are designed as if it were art being portrayed to the world as if the artist wanted to leave a message or a statement. The way they are designed says everything about its occupants and about the operations carried inside.

    I'm not talking: warp drives, worm holes, Anti-Gravity or any of that other nonsense. I'm talking about a ship capable of lifting enormous weight, a ship that is SAFE, a ship that can fly hyper sonic, a ship that can go in and out of atmosphere, a ship that is far more advanced then the space shuttle. As I said I want to give the world a vehicle so capable, versatile, extremely adaptable that it WILL live up to the science fiction space ships that dominate today's space themed science fiction art; Not with Anti-gravity or other UN-real technology but with sheer ambition, determination and ingenuity in the concepts and ideas that are ALWAYS present in my mind.

    I expect with every fiber of my being and demand that I force my self to do what is neccisary to be succesful, This airship will make all the current transport aircraft obsolete, I am confident that I will introduce this great feat of engineering to humanity sometime in my life because the sheer amount of passion and desperation that compels me forward in to this career path, I want to dominate the commercial Air transit industry, I will with all my ambition accomplish my goals; even the will to survive is not deeply as compelling as this aerospace engineering ambition, so here I am I just wanted to let someone, anyone know.
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    Not much progress has been made

    Ship is L 500' W' 150' H 100' The green indicates where lighter then air balloons would be placed; their would be four ballons on each corner. The image is of the port side or starboard.
    thinking, maybe the ship can fly upward to high altitude and then fall from the sky and then use Ram jets or scram jets to make the ship hyper sonic.


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    B.S----hypersoinc blimp eh?
    back to sleep ,bubba


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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzlooney View Post
    B.S----hypersoinc blimp eh?
    back to sleep ,bubba
    Yeah, a massive blimp with a massive round hull moving through the air at 6000 mph..
    I have to admit that was kinda funny. I don't know how the heck, If ever this can be done. because you cant say in a 1000 years we will never have a hypersonic air ship, U kno.
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    Well first off this idea seems to irrational here on earth, but I do see this happening in space though. What you need to do is set up a building facility in space which would produce huge sheets of lexon and plates of steel as well as steel beams for construction. I wouldn't use no lesser materials due to the fact that humans can't exist in space. And make lexon plates and steel plates exrtemely thick. Thicker than sea going vessels. And construct a full eco system inside each one. The cost of getting the matterials up there at the moment are pretty lengthy so good luck with that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Japith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fizzlooney View Post
    B.S----hypersoinc blimp eh?
    back to sleep ,bubba
    Yeah, a massive blimp with a massive round hull moving through the air at 6000 mph..
    I have to admit that was kinda funny. I don't know how the heck, If ever this can be done. because you cant say in a 1000 years we will never have a hypersonic air ship, U kno.
    Actually... Atmospheric drag would not allow it to travel at the velocities you are hoping for. From the shape in your diagram its surface area would prevent excessive speed. If you were to travel at 6000mph the atmospheric friction would ignite your vessel. its about the physics. Either you have to reduce your cross section or create a frictionless material to coat it with.
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    Even frictionless wouldn't help. The ram pressure would heat the air in front, just as they do for meteors and asteroids. Most people think meteors burn up from friction; it's actually mostly the ram pressure, compressing and heating.the air in front of the meteoroid.
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    A small cross section would help alleviate the ram pressure would it not MeteorWayne?
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    A small cross sections and "Super-Blimp" are incompatible concepts.

    Many meteors you see (especially Leonids, "Halleyids" and Perseids are the size of a piece of soot, so cross sections are not all encompassing. Of course, the velocities are MUCH higher
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    Hypersonic and blimp should not be used in the same sentence!
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    What if rather then 2 or 4 balloons in a cage lifting that cage you could have a enclosed space with thousands if not hundreds of thousands of tiny ballons, then you could have a smaller cross section. Maybe the H being 20 feet and the W 20 feet with a L of hundred feet, just a regular super-hyper sonic aerodynamic body? with instead of balloons millions of tiny bubbles inside?
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    Compliments on your imagination Japith, but for the various reasons mentioned the idea just isn't going to fly - literally.
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    Japith, I greatly admire your ambition and imagination! Just stay within reasonable bounds of scientific possibility. You can still think outside the box, just don't be too irrational. Good luck to the development of your ideas
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