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back to article Unmanned German sperm dirigible 'to fly within days'

A German-American venture says it is now days from the maiden flight of its 111-foot long, tadpole-esque "segmented" drone airship. The STS-111 "Stratellite", produced by Sanswire of Florida and TAO Technologies GmbH of Stuttgart, has now been assembled at the firm's German test centre. According to a Sanswire-TAO announcement …

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Coffee/keyboard

Oh my days!

It looks like something under the snow is getting the most enormous erection!

I am definitely owed a new keyboard, and my monitor isn't looking too happy either.

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Happy

Are you sure . . .

. . . they're not re-making "Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask"?

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Paris Hilton

The sperm zepplin, eh?

Just what we need... a big ol' floppy flying sperm. Then again, take a look at the shape. They could have colored the fabric brown and called it the Flying Shite. Just slap on Redmond's logo, and it could bring back "Truth in advertising".

Paris, because she likes those big ol' floppy thingies in the air... I'll get my coat.

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Are you sure?

It looks like a Durex advert to me.

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Coat

Pffhhh!

"This would lurk for long periods in the "wind bucket" found between 65 and 70,000 feet, so as to avoid being blown off station. It would serve as a communications relay platform"

Nowt new here.

Does NO-ONE remember Skybase - Spectrum's air-borne headquarters in the Captain Scarlet TV series - a giant floating platform cum aircraft carrier?

No? Just me then.

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A seminal achievement

A seminal achievement

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Air pressure

Wont the differences in air pressure between 0 and 70,000ft have a big impact on their 'neautrally buoyant fuel'? I imagine that air sack at the back will need to stretch and contract a LOT

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Joke

how will they...

stop the Swedish lesbians from steeling it?

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Anonymous Coward

@Blubster

[Pedant] I think you mean Cloudbase [/pedant]

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Coat

@Blubster

"cum aircraft carrier'

Ah yes, those Angels...

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The shape of things to cum?

'Nuff said

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Happy

@AC x 2

[Pedant] I think you mean Cloudbase [/pedant]

Just testing.

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Joke

I went out with a Cloudbase Angle once

Until I found out she was just jerking me along...

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Hindenburg II

Hmm, replace the flammable hydrogen with helium, then trail a huge tail full of explosive gaseous fuel. What could possibly go wrong?

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