'Ground to Orbit' by James Yarger Doesn't Require a Runway

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 25, 2010 • References:
Liftoff has never been so easy, thanks to the 'Ground to Orbit' airship. Although just a concept at the moment, it doesn't require a runway to fly; instead, it goes straight into the sky as though it were some form of rocket.

Designed by James Yarger, the Ground to Orbit airship uses lighter-than-air gas to help in its instant flight venture. Perfect for remote pickup and drop-off sites that lack runways, it also leaves 80% less of a carbon footprint compared to other similarly sized air crafts. Stats for Instant Flight Airships Trending: Older & Warm
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