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Airship
An airship or dirigible is a type of aerostat or "lighter-than-air aircraft" that can be steered and propelled through the air using rudders and propellers or other thrust mechanisms...
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1852
9.24.1852
The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels convert 17 from Paris to Trappes.
1912
3.5.1912
Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, employing them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.
1919
7.6.1919
The British dirigible R34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.
7.13.1919
The British airship R34 lands in Norfolk, England, completing the first airship return journey across the Atlantic in 182 hours of flight.
1923
9.4.1923
Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah.