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In issue 7 Jason Ward decided there’s nothing as beautiful as inspired failures

Illustrated by Jacob Stead

The Dirigible

"It’s sad that the dirigible has been overshadowed by its demise, because it was the most romantic of vehicles. Henri Giffard invented the steam-powered version, and wrote in his journal during his first trip, "How marvellous to be free of all that which makes you cling to the ground!" He and his peers believed flying would allow them to have thoughts no-one had thought. They hoped it would make them better people."

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