Goodyear launches the Spirit of Innovation

Goodyear's newest blimp, the Spirit of Innovation, was christened Wednesday at Goodyear's  Wingfoot Lake Airship hangar in Akron, Ohio. The aircraft, which had undergone testing for the past year only under its Federal Aviation Administration moniker N2A, was named the Spirit of Innovation by Akron-area chemistry teacher Matthew Harrelson, who won Goodyear's "Name the Blimp" contest that ran in April. Despite the fact that it was the first time that a Goodyear Blimp had been named by the public, the company received 21,000 nominations for the judges to sift through.

Here are three names that didn't make the cut:
Girth of a Nation
The Blimpernator

A previous blimp, the Spirit of Goodyear (we think), is pictured.

[Source: Goodyear via Autochannel]

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