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Could Blimps Help Save Us From Natural Disasters?

Igor Pasternak is passionate about blimps and he believes they could save us in the case of a natural disaster.

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When Igor Pasternak came to America, he only dreamt of one thing: making blimps. He moved to the U.S. in the mid-1990's with a suitcase full of technical books on how to build blimps, and a plan to put his business into action. 20+ years later he's the CEO of his own airship company and is known as somewhat of a "blimp tycoon."

Pasternak believes that blimps are not just for advertising, as many people assume they are, but that they could one day be used to save us from natural disasters.

Check out this video from Great Big Story to learn more about the art and science of blimps.

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