Since the middle of the 20th century, nuclear power has been one of the most important sources of electricity for mankind. However, it is very controversial as an energy source, primarily because of the chances of accidents and radiation emerging. Since 1952 till 2011, 29 accidents and incidents had occurred all around the world. Chernobyl (Ukraine) and Fukushima Daiichi (Japan) belong among the most notorious as well as dangerous ones.
Nowadays, there are a lot of safety measures which can substantially eliminate the possibility of disasters occurring at nuclear power stations. Nonetheless, it is not always preventable nor caused by humans. In the case of Fukushima, there was a destructive tsunami which caused a strong earthquake in the Tohoku area. Therefore, mankind should also be prepared in case of disasters in order to prevent as intense of damages and as many loss of lives as possible.
The idealistic concept “The Bubble Ship” is a hovering airship which performs rescue missions in order to evacuate people and save lives in case a nuclear disaster occurs. This project consists of two separate entities - an airship and a landing platform. The platforms can be divided into two types, the first ones which are strategically placed in locations close to nuclear power stations as well as towns or cities in their surrounding area and the second ones which are distributed as fleets in safe zones functioning as rescue stations.