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Airships return!

There’s a move to bring back lighter-than-air craft, which has been a fantasy of mine for a long time.

As the article notes, the Hindenberg disaster pretty much ended commercial lighter-than-air transport. That’s too bad. It was basically a PR problem. The disaster looked really horrifying (see photo). But of 97 people on board, there were 37 fatalities. When a passenger plane goes down, everyone dies, yet we keep using those, right?