We may have just found water on Mars, but will that be the planet we go to? NASA has wild plans for exploring Venus using a manned helium airship.
Thanks to a legendary explorer and the Internet, the helium-powered USS Macon that crashed into the sea in 1935 can be explored by us all. (Footage below)
There are some articles and videos circling the web that promote how to make your own helium for filling balloons. But can you make your own helium at home? Let’s get the facts straight.
Perhaps the most interesting fact in the recorded history of helium is where it was discovered. We didn’t find it on our planet. In fact, it was first discovered over 92,900,000 miles away from Earth.
August 18 of 1868— a full 93 years before the first human went into space, French astronomer Pierre-Jules Janssen spotted an odd yellow line in the
On May 6, 1937, while attempting to land at the Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, New Jersey at the end of a two-day transatlantic flight from Frankfurt, Germany, the Hindenburg airship unexpectedly burst into flames and crashed to the ground. In just 32 seconds, the great Hindenburg was reduced to a fiery pile of rubble that consumed the lives of 35 of the 97 people onboard.
Why did it happen?