A Google billionaire's soaring vision of a giant blimp that doubles as a courier and luxurious personal air yacht is about to become a reality.
Job vacancies have been posted in Silicon Valley this week for top aerospace engineers to work on search engine co-founder Sergey Brin's secretive "Lighter Than Air" or "LTA" project.
The airship will be built in a hangar in Mountain View, California, near Google's headquarters. One "entry level" engineering job offers $28 (£22) per hour and pension benefits, but warns applicants must be comfortable working outdoors. Former Nasa scientist Alan Weston was appointed LTA's chief executive but Mr Brin has yet to talk in public about his links with the project....
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"LTA Research and Exploration, an aerospace start-up, is seeking a motivated electrical test engineer to help build an experimental 'lighter than air' flight vehicle. You will work within a dynamic engineering and design team to conceptualize, rapidly prototype, test and implement innovative solutions for the design, fabrication and assembly of large experimental flight vehicles. We believe in fast-cycle development and approach to flight hardware development with the motto "build a little, test a little, learn a lot". This unique position allows for hand-on participation through all phases of development, from concept to flight of an experimental aerospace vehicle."