On Airships, Dirigibles, Zeppelins And Blimps

The New York Times has an interesting article today about renewed interest in airships.

Seems that the rigid airships known as dirigibles or zeppelins — which the story explains are not exactly the same thing as blimps — could be used for transportation, sightseeing tours or airborne hotels.

The story also points out that before the Hindenburg (which was a dirigible or zeppelin, not a blimp) blew up in 1937, dirigibles had carried more than 400,000 people across the Atlantic. Who knew that?


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