On August 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, The Lighter-Than-Air Society will present a free program titled “The Heroes of the Shenandoah” in the Auditorium of the Akron-Summit County Main Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio. Free parking is available in the adjacent High & Market Deck, across from the Akron Art Museum (see map below).There is direct access from the parking deck to the Library.
Also, The Lighter-Than-Air Society will have a display of artifacts and other items from its collection relating to the USS Shenandoah.
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Source: Bristol Post – bristolpost.co.uk
Production of the world’s first solar-powered hot air balloon is now under way in a Bristol factory.
After years of research, the Cameron Balloons factory in Bedminster revealed the materials yesterday.
Source: Sputnik International – sputniknews.com
By Alex Aminev
The Augur-RosAeroSystems, Holding is set to build the airship ‘Atlant’ by the end of 2018. It will have the capacity of carrying over 16 tons of weight.
Source: Scientific American – scientificamerican.com
By Dan Schlenoff
Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: June 26, 1915
After the First World War broke out, airships quickly became a scourge. German Zeppelins bombed Liège and Antwerp in Belgium and perhaps hastened the fall of those two cities even though there were few casualties (as we understand such things in our more dismal era).
On Wednesday, June 17, the DirecTV Blimp flew “to #Cleveland to see the @Indians and our friends in #Ohio” Continue reading