NASA celebrates the 75th anniversary of their airfield and research center at Moffett Field in Mountain View (California), by dedicating a brand new Zeppelin…yes a Zeppelin ! Surprisingly there are other fully functioning Zeppelins in the world, although the number is only two. Now Zeppelin NT a.k.a. “New Technology” is the largest of its kind standing tall at 246 feet. Its official name is “Eureka” and is owned by a company called Airship Ventures.
Airship Ventures is the first company in the United States to offer public access to zeppelins. And the company will be carrying paying passengers around the Bay Area, as well as helping NASA carry out scientific research.
It should be noted that while “Eureka” is tha largest operational zeppelin in the 21st century, original zeppelins from the past like Hindenburg and the Graf Zeppeli were almost 800 feet in length !