“Is this the dawning of a new age of the airship?” gushed the Guardian’s headline the morning after Hybrid Air Vehicles debuted their Airlander 10 in front of representatives of the media and aviation enthusiasts in rural Bedfordshire, U.K. It can carry a 10-tonne payload and was developed with $300 million in funding from the U.S. Air Force. Hybrid Air Vehicles says the Airlander 10 can reach 16,000 feet, fly at up to 90 miles per hour and stay aloft for two weeks.