AHAB and the Phoenix I had a feeling of deja vu as I read your excellent article on the “Lung-Like” propulsion of the Phoenix airship (May 20-June 2, p. 34). In the early 2000s, I worked at one of New Mexico State University’s labs as an aeronautical engineer and was privileged to be the program manager for a very similar vehicle. We called it the Aerobody (sometimes nicknamed AHAB, due to its whale-like proportions). The Aerobody was a solar-powered lighter-than-air ...


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