Category Archives: History

Local history: 100 Years Ago, Goodrich Built Blimps Too

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

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Clouds in a Bag: 18th and 19th Century Ballooning on Display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

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

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Airship Autopsy – Before the Hindenburg, there was the Shenandoah

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

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Ashtead Supplies Equipment for Scientific Subsea Expedition to Explore US Airship Wreckage

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.

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Hindenburg Airship Artifacts Go on Sale at Auction

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

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