Stephane Rousson failed on his attempt to cross the English Channel this weekend. In a zeppelin. Powered by himself.
The issue was the wind, not the design of the craft. I have to admit I have a soft spot in my head for lighter-than-air craft, especially zeppelins. While the story's interesting in and of itself, it caught my attention because the design looked a little familiar.
Here's the Zeppy, Rousson's pedal-powered airship.
And here's Jule Verne's pedal-powered airship, as depicted in the 1958 Czech film, "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne."
Hats off to Rousson and his team, for bringing to life days of futures past.
Day 106 of the WJMA Web Watch.