Zeppelin NT being dragged from its hangar

Zeppelin NT being dragged from its hangar

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Credit: PHILIPPE PSAILA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Zeppelin NT, a modern airship. The airship is moored to a mast. This mast is attached to a truck to enable the Zeppelin to be dragged from its hangar. At 75 metres in length this airship is smaller than the original Zeppelins. With a full payload it has negative buoyancy and so has to rely upon lift gained from the engines, which can power it to speeds of up to 125 kilometres per hour. The first prototype airship was launched in 1997 and since 2001 they have been used to give flights for tourists and as observation platforms for television crews at major events.

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