NYT: Big Blimp that apparently couldn’t is a story I noted in the Times just before we went to California in late May. I stubbed an entry on it here and forgot all about it.
The article details the mad vision, and apparent business failure, of Cargolifter AG and the company’s founder, Carl von Gablenz. Boeing’s investment of emergency funding into Cargolifter helped to inspire Blimp Week, in these pages beginning in spring 2002.
Attempts to visit the Cargolifter website via a Google search today failed. It would seem the endgame took place shortly after the NYT article was published.