Massive Airship to Fly in 2013

Blimps and Zeppelins plied the skies in the early part of the 20th century, carrying passengers and cargo and even serving as military aircraft during the World Wars. But it didn't take long for airplanes to replace dirigibles for commercial and military flight and by the middle of the 20th century, airships were mostly used for advertising, sightseeing and surveillance.