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The Hindenburg disaster sparks world news and Senate hearings to investigate the cause. The story is chronicled in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Lakehurst-Barrens-Blimps-Barons-True/dp/1467913901

The Hindenburg disaster sparks world news and Senate hearings to investigate the cause. The story is chronicled in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Lakehurst-Barrens-Blimps-Barons-True/dp/1467913901

Sept. 13, 1917  An Australian Royal Flying Corps balloon on the western front in Belgium. -- Observation balloons were critical assets to both sides in World War I. Newly developed oblong dirigibles were more maneuverable and hardy than traditional hot air balloons, and were a constant sight above the trenches of the Western Front.

In World War I, balloons posed a deadly advantage

Sept. 13, 1917 An Australian Royal Flying Corps balloon on the western front in Belgium. -- Observation balloons were critical assets to both sides in World War I. Newly developed oblong dirigibles were more maneuverable and hardy than traditional hot air balloons, and were a constant sight above the trenches of the Western Front.

NASA signs lease with Google's Planetary Ventures LLC for use of Moffett Airfield and restoration of Hangar One. No one knows why.

May 6, 1937: German passenger airship "Hindenburg", the largest dirigible ever built, explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey

May 6, 1937: German passenger airship "Hindenburg", the largest dirigible ever built, explodes as it arrives in Lakehurst, New Jersey

In the 19th century, the inhabitants of the industrialized world got serious about imagining the future, as a way to deal with the continual changes going on around them.

In the 19th century, the inhabitants of the industrialized world got serious about imagining the future, as a way to deal with the continual changes going on around them.

Comment était Paris avant 1900 ? http://www.pariszigzag.fr/histoire-insolite-paris/comment-etait-paris-avant-1900 …

Comment était Paris avant 1900 ? http://www.pariszigzag.fr/histoire-insolite-paris/comment-etait-paris-avant-1900 …

The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire & was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers, 61 crew), there were 35 fatalities, including one death among the ground crew.  Amazing photo!

The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire & was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers, 61 crew), there were 35 fatalities, including one death among the ground crew. Amazing photo!