Category Archives: Historical

NUMU, the New Museum – Los Gatos, Announces a Temporary Exhibit about Airships

Source: New Museum Los Gatos – numulosgatos.org The Grand Opening of the New Museum – Los Gatos (NUMU) will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015. In honor of the GRAND OPENING Saturday June 6, 2015, NUMU will be hosting a … Continue reading

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Goodyear Blimp ‘Pilgrim’ Makes First Flight on June 3, 1925

After having experimented with a series of small Pony blimps in the early 1920’s, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio designed the first blimp to be inflated with helium. The Pilgrim was completed on May 25, 1925 … Continue reading

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The Hindenburg Disaster as Reported by the New York Daily News on May 7, 1937

Source: New York Daily News – nydailynews.com (Originally published by the Daily News on May 7, 1937.)

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‘Super-Sized’ Blimp over Houston – This Forgotten Day

Source: Houston Chronicle – chron.com By Bryan Kerr May 1, 1986: On this day, the McDonald’s “McBlimp” arrived in Houston to help celebrate the Texas Sesquicentennial.

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A Curious British Airship Experiment

Source: BBC News Magazine – bbc.com By Justin Parkinson Britain was seen to lag behind other countries during the global airship-building race of the 1920s and 1930s. But a quirky scientific experiment 85 years ago briefly gave a boost to … Continue reading

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