Memories of the Hindenburg and its nightmarishly igneous end have, for decades now, haunted the airship industry. Floating aircraft are regarded by many as unsafe, and by more still as impractical. But at least one company is attempting to do away with these perceptions, while breathing life back into the deflating…
From the May 12, 1930 Galveston Daily News (Galveston, TX):
This September 21, 1919 piece in the Nevada State Journal (Reno, NV) was titled "Giant Air Cruisers To Link Cities of World, Predicts British Expert." The most interesting part of the article is by far the "Aerial Time Table." Just 7 days from London to Perth? Amazing!
With soaring fuel costs and greenhouse gas concerns, zeppelins might get their second chance to be a relevant mode of transportation. According to the New York Times, several countries are now looking into developing dirigibles for transporting things such as sightseers, postal deliveries and scientific payloads.…
The May 10, 1901 Lincoln Evening News (Lincoln, NE) ran this illustration of "the latest type of flying machine."
The December 13, 1942 Montana Standard (Butte, MT) ran an interesting piece by Gardner Dane about the world of 1975, devastated by war, forcing people to move underground in order to survive. The original article appeared in Every Week magazine. Excerpts, as well as the article in its entirety, appear below.
You'd need one hell of a permission slip for this field trip.
This 1909 illustration of New London in the future can be found in the Library of Congress collection.
The January 25, 1959 Chicago Tribune ran this picture of the "Polar City of the Future" as a part of the Closer Than We Think! series.