Category Archives: History
Source: Akron Beacon Journal – ohio.com By Mark J. Price – Beacon Journal staff writer Akron added an important word to its lexicon 100 years ago. Dr. William C. Geer, vice president of the B.F. Goodrich Co., called a staff … Continue reading
Source: Loudon Times-Mirror – loudountimes.com By Sophie Desmond A sheep, a rooster and a duck go for a balloon ride. That was the scene at Versailles on Sept. 19, 1783. Placed in a wicker crate, the animals were the first … Continue reading
Source: MIT News Magazine/MIT Technology Review – technologyreview.com By Michael Greshko and SM ’15 Just before dawn on September 3, 1925, the Shenandoah, an airship that was over two football fields long and constructed from an alloy of copper and … Continue reading
Source: Ashtead Technology – ashtead-technology.com Ashtead Technology, the global number one independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services has been supporting attempts to explore the wreckage of the USS Macon, the United States Navy’s last flying aircraft.
Source: Western Morning News – westernmorningnews.co.uk By David Wells The Hindenburg was a symbol of Hitler’s Germany, a sign of Nazi strength and power in a world edging ever closer to war. In the 1930s the hydrogen-filled airship looked the … Continue reading