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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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Exploring the USS Macon, a Dirigible Aircraft Carrier

Source: Nautilus Live – nautiluslive.org The team of E/V Nautilus explores the USS Macon, a US Navy dirigible aircraft carrier that sank off the central California coast in 1935. The team finds parts of the ship as well as the … Continue reading

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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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Google Takes Over Aging Moffett Field and Its Airship Hangars

Source: San Jose Mercury News – mercurynews.com By Matt O’Brien Built for an age when 800-foot-long flying aircraft carriers were the cutting edge of aviation, the colossal hangars of the Moffett Federal Airfield are about to become roosts for Silicon … Continue reading

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February 12, 1935 – February 12, 2015: 80th Anniversary of the Loss of the USS Macon

Eighty years ago, on February 12, 1935 the Navy’s dirigible ZR-5, USS Macon was lost as it crashed into the Pacific Ocean, off Monterey Bay. Read more about the tragic event on Brian Swopes’ This Day in Aviation post. There … Continue reading

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