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Vacuum airship project of an Italian Jesuit priest Francesco Lana de Terzi

Francesco Lana de Terzi and Francesco Lana de Terzi1670

Otto-Lilienthal-Museum

Otto-Lilienthal-Museum

The Jesuit Francesco Lana de Terzi describes in his treatise "Prodomo" a vacuum-airship-project. This is considered to be the first realistic, technical plan for an airship. (on exhibit in the Museum). Lana writes: "God will never allow that such a machine be built…because everybody realises that no city would be safe from raids…"

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  • Title: Vacuum airship project of an Italian Jesuit priest Francesco Lana de Terzi
  • Creator: Francesco Lana de Terzi, Francesco Lana de Terzi
  • Date created: 1670
  • Location: Brescia/Italien, Brescia, Italy
  • External Link: Audioguide, audio guide

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