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| World's largest airship passes inflation test|
| Updated at: 0229 PST, Saturday, May 22, 2010|
NEW YORK: The biggest inflatable airship in the world has passed its first tests -- after a massive six-hour inflation.
Measuring 76-metres long and 20-metres in diameter, the Bullet 580 airship is designed to carry payloads of almost one tonne to 20,000 feet.
Makers say the £5.5million helium-powered craft will travel at 80mph and offers a cost-efficient alternative to fixed-wing aircraft for carrying cargo.
The Bullet 580 will be used for homeland security and disaster relief -- if they can get people to stop laughing the fact that it looks like a giant inflated condom.