Category Archives: Air ship

Meet the USS Akron: One of America’s Two Flying Aircraft Carriers

The USS Akron carried planes and could even recover them. Although the Navy’s two Zeppelin carriers were impressive, both were lost to bad weather. Nearly a hundred years ago the U.S. Navy asked a question: if airplanes can fly through … Continue reading

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Airships Were Surprisingly Hard To Shoot Down In World War II

Zeppelins, as it turns out, are slightly more durable than your average dollar store water balloon. Maybe that’s why they were a staple of the U.S. military of the time. The Hindenburg Disaster aside, 20th-Century airships were built to go … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Aircraft Completes Test Flight

The world’s largest aircraft has successfully completed a test flight, bringing the massive helium-filled airship one step closer to commercial use. The world’s largest aircraft has successfully completed a test flight, bringing the massive helium-filled airship one step closer to … Continue reading

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Sergey Brin’s Massive Airship Will Deliver Humanitarian Supplies, Double As ‘Air Yacht’

News surfaced last month that Sergey Brin was building a “massive airship” at a NASA research center in Mountain View. According to The Guardian, the Google co-founder wants the ship to deliver supplies, as well as double as an “air … Continue reading

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80 Years Later, Stigma Of Hindenburg Disaster Still Affects Hydrogen

Eighty years after the Hindenburg disaster, the airship appears to be finally inching closer to returning to the skies. But it remains unclear whether today’s advanced airships will ever resume the use of hydrogen. The Hindenburg famously crashed and burned … Continue reading

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