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  • Bo Sang

    The Hindenburg explodes on May 6, 1937. Hindenburg disaster 75 years ago abruptly ended zeppelin era

  • Jack Herlocker

    At 803 feet in length and 135 feet in diameter, the German passenger-carrying rigid airship Hindenburg was the largest aircraft ever to fly, a symbol of technology and luxury in transportation. The commercial flights of the Hindenburg (and Graf Zeppelin) pioneered the first transatlantic air service before she burst into flames over Lakehurst, N.J., at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey of its second season of service, May 6, 1937.

  • Richard Jacobs

    The great German airships flew the rich and famous around the world. But when catastrophe struck in Lakehurst, N.J., 35 perished and the era of luxurious travel by dirigible was over. Read this blog post by Daniel Terdiman on Tech Culture.

  • David

    Zeppelin Hindenburg disaster , May 6, 1937

  • Amanda Anderson

    End of the airship era

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