The Hindenburg tragedy was one of the great aviation disasters of the 20th century. Chemical reactions are thought to have brought down the airship, but which ones?
- The Hindenburg was a German airship that went up in flames in May 1937.
- Hydrogen gas is flammable and helium gas is nonflammable.
- The cause of the Hindenburg disaster is thought to be the hydrogen it was filled with or its waterproof coating, which contained components of rocket fuel.
- A reaction between aluminum and iron oxide releases energy in the form of heat.
The 1930s were the age of the airship.
The Hindenburg was a German airship, which began transatlantic crossings in 1936.
It was a luxurious and highly popular mode of travel.
But tragedy befell the Hindenburg in May 1937.
May 6th 1937
Due to dock at Lakehurst naval air station in New Jersey, ...
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