For an airship that is 235-ft long, that is not a bad payload. My question is how many cubic feet of lifting gas is in the lifting cells. The ratio of lifting gas to weight is the real determining factor of whether this puppy has some serious lfting capability.
Irrelevant. My point is that there are a lot of materials/wealth invested in a vehicle with a very small payload. I'v guessing that this thing cost a lot more than a couple of semi's with a payload of 80,000 lb each.
In the linked article a reference was made to ‘filling it with algae,’ the article simply seemed to disappear and I can’t get it back — so are they using methane for a lifting gas?
Wouldn’t seem practical.