Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"Who is Number One?"

NV - You might have noticed an unuusal sight if you passed by the Reno-Stead Airport recently. The giant white sphere has generated quite a few calls to our newsroom.
So what is it ?

It turns out its a prototype airship being developed by a private company called Sierra Nevada Corporation. Jim McGinley at SNC says the round airship could be used to monitor crowds or border crossings.

McGinley says the airship could be valuable to anyone who desires a persistent surveillance presence in a remote location.

Answer: Rover c.1967
(At least when it comes to surveillance balloons.)