Lockheed Martin Skunkworks Airships the future of transport?

How much does it cost to fill a Blimp with Helium?

I was curious about Helium as i have heard it is running out. Helium can only be created at the center of a star or extracted from natural gas, a byproduct of radioactive decay of uranium and thorium and cannot be manufactured synthetically. This is probably another factor along with many others to mine the asteroid belt. But for now I went down a rabbit hole (as you do) and wondered just how much it would cost to fill a small blimp? You know the size of the GTA5 one. That appears to be around 50k! So then I thought Blimps they would be pretty good environmentally. I mean they are quiet, and can haul weight! And even good for remote areas like the Arctic and Africa where there is difficulty hauling heavy plant to remote locations without airstrips. Of course others have thought of this too… Hydrogen was the thorn in the side of the great Airships of the 30s. And that setback the mindset of the public ever since… The line Oh the Humanity as the Hindenburg crashes to the ground almost halted the whole idea for decades.

Today Lockheed have developed a pretty cool Blimp that rests on Hovercraft pads that can manoeuvre and suck it to the ground. The shape will cause UFO panic and maybe already has?

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Surf Widow