How would events have been different if the Hindenburg Zeppelin never blew up?
Would we be more interested in hydrogen energy for instance?
Besides being tragic, I do not think it was a history changing event. Some air ship filled with Hydrogen was going to catch fire eventually--even the science back then knew that. Work was already underway on using helium as the lighter than air gas for air ships.
There may have been more development of airships and travel by air in the form of gas filled balloons. The explosion was probably inevitable and may have been responsible for more deaths, even of a president back then. There could have been a new form of travel that evolved from the airships, who Knows?Perhaps less attention might have been given to airplanes and their development if the airship movement had been maintained for a longer period. We definitely became more interested in hydrogen and later developed the Hydrogen bomb. Hydrogen may still be a source of future travel in the further development of the gas when combined with other elements to produce new sources of transportation.New discoveries such as cold fusion, that has been a big hit in cheaper cost and power,as well as radiant energy and several others.
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