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Google billionaire founder Sergey Brin begins building gargantuan blimp

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....

[3 job openings found on ZipRecruiter - Text from job posting...]

"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."

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