The Hindenburg, the largest airship ever built, bursts into flames as it attempts to moor in Lakehurst, New Jersey, following its transatlantic flight from Germany.
Photograph courtesy Navy Lakehurst Historical Society
aircraft filled with lighter-than-air material, usually hydrogen or helium. Also called a dirigible or blimp.
to raise higher than the surrounding area.
easily set on fire.
state of matter with no fixed shape that will fill any container uniformly. Gas molecules are in constant, random motion.
main body of a ship.
chemical element with the symbol H, whose most common isotope consists of a single electron and a single proton.
activity that produces goods and services.
voyage or trip.