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Oh the Humanity: H2 Clipper Will Resurrect Hydrogen Airships

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Lakehurst NJ, H2 Clipper is a startup that plans to build airships that will use hydrogen to provide buoyancy and hydrogen fuel cells to power their engines. The project is still in its concept stage, but the startup plans to build airships that are faster, safer, and more efficient than its predecessors. The airships will cruise at about 175 mph for distances up to 6,000 miles. They will have a cargo volume of 265,000 cubic feet and will be able to carry up to 340,000 pounds of payload. There are still many hurdles to overcome before the airships will become a reality, one being that the US currently bans the use of hydrogen as a lift gas in airships.

Hydrogen fuel cells fell out of favor with the Hindenburg disaster was an airship accident that occurred on May 6, 1937, in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. Herbert Morrison’s dramatic narration of the newsreel of the Hindenburg disaster is probably the public’s most enduring memory of the crash.

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One thought on “Oh the Humanity: H2 Clipper Will Resurrect Hydrogen Airships

  1. no thanks i remember the hindenberg

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