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Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by chamber-music, Jan 14, 2008.
It looks like a final fantasy, epic, dream-like, airship.
paint it blue and you got a flying whale
Wow, that's incredible
i must have one.
I'll go halves with you
I wanna be captain of one so that people can address me as SkyCaptain
Here are the details from Massaud:
MANNED CLOUD Cruise Airship, Paris, France
Living in the sky, watching the Earth from above. Rediscovering the marvel of traveling, experiencing contemplation. Exploring the world without trace
Manned Cloud is an alternative project around leisure and travelling in all its form, economic and experimental, still with the idea of lightness, human experience and life scenarios as the guiding principles. The spiral of Archimedes is the driving force of this airship in the form of a whale that glides through the air.
Manned Cloud is a hotel with a capacity of 40 passengers and staffed with 15 persons, that on a 3-day cruise in 170 km/h permits man to explore the world without a trace: to re-experience travelling, timelessness and enhance the consciousness of the beauty of the world - and to experience spectacular and exotic places without being intrusive or exploitative. For me this project sums up a way of thinking that is the stake of tomorrow.
Capacity: 40 passengers + 15 crew members
Volume: 520.000 m3
Dimensions: L 210m x W 82m x H 52 m
First deck (500 m2) : Restaurant, lounge, library, fitness
Second deck (600 m2) : 20 rooms, terraces, spa, bar
Range : 5000 km / 72 h.
Maximum speed: 170 km/h
Cruising speed: 130 km/h
Scientific partnership and project development
ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherche Aérospatiale)
As the scientific partner of the project, the ONERA has started to carry out the first research and analysis. The ingeneers of the ONERA should be in a position to present the conclusion of the first system mission (initial scientific analysis; technical feasability) by summer 2007.
so, over the course of 3 days you'd go all around the world?
jesus... i have to do it.
That is awesome!
That has Titanic written all over it.
I would wait a few years before I would get a ride in that. You know, wait til after they get the 'kinks' and first few crashes out of the way.
lol, that's kinda cool
there are no icebergs in the sky and this time they won't leave the keys to the binoculars in the port at Southampton.
Somebody has been hoodwinked.
Thats not a french invention. The whole thing is a farce.
They have finally arrived.
Mmm but there are tiny flaming meteors.
I SO gotta try those things!
It sounds like an interesting idea. I'd be interested in a trip, but like it was mentioned earlier... only after all the kinks have been worked out.
what kinks? it's just a fancy, futuristic blimp.
i'm pretty sure they've worked out all the kinks... they've been around for like, a long time.
It's a different kind of airship, though, so the kinks are bound to be there.
i'd be willing to bet that the changes are all aesthetic... like i said, it's just a nicer looking blimp.
Ummm...no. 5,000 km is hardly the circumference of the earth.
well there aren't many planes falling from the sky because of meterors so I'm sure it will be safe.