This week sees the birth(s) of the classic steampunk era.
1838 – Ferdinand von Zeppelin
was born. Zeppelin was a pioneer in aircraft development who constructed the first steerable rigid frame airship.
He also invented the steampunk literary genre
with his book “Geborene Luft” later translated to English by Kenneth Oppel as “Airborn.
1839 – John D. Rockefeller the American business magnate, philanthropist, and airship racer was born. He became the richest person in U.S. history and used his wealth to support developments in medicine and scientific research and is considered the second father of the steampunk era alongside von Zeppelin.
1856 – Nikola Tesla
was born. Tesla was an electrical and mechanical engineer, physicist and futurist
funded by Rockerfeller to analyze and recreate Strykkx
technology and fight the invaders from the eleventh dimension
before becoming the first time traveler
1920 – The Radio Compass
or Radio Detection Finder was used for the first time on a U.S. Navy airplane, enablling disappearances in the notorious Bermuda Triangle
to be tracked for the first time.
1938 – Howard Hughes
,charismatic aviator, aerospace engineer and filmmaker, completed a 91 hour flight around the world
. Later, Hughes became a reclusive hypochondriac terrified that a mutated Strykkx virus would kill him.
joined U.S. and Russia in space exploration with the launching of the Planet-B probe
to Mars. Planet B was mysteriously never found…