Zeppelin and its skin
Goodyear purchased the design, and the components for the new zeppelins from Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik, which is based in Friedrichshafen, Germany. But Goodyear is building the airships in its Akron hangar, and making several modifications to the standard zeppelin NT design.
Currently, construction of the first new blimp is well under way, with the ship's frame already put together and its skin slowly being stretched out over its full length.
July 13, 2013 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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