On Tuesday, an unmanned Army blimp broke free of its moorings. Untethered from life’s responsibilities (and military supervision), the blimp roamed across the Pennsylvania countryside with reckless abandon, dragging 6,700 foot tether line along with it. Though the blimp’s adventure came to its inevitable end, we have plenty of amazing photos to remember its fruitless dash for greatness.

The Flight

An unmanned Army surveillance blimp floats through the air while dragging a tether line just south of Millville, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. The bulbous, 240-foot helium-filled blimp came down near Muncy, a small town about 80 miles north of Harrisburg. The North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado said the blimp detached from its station at the military's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. (Jimmy May/Bloomsburg Press Enterprise via AP)


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The Fall