How Does an Airship Work?

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An airship works using propellers and rudders and other thrust mechanisms to propel and steer through the air. Aerodynamic aircrafts such as helicopters and fixed-wind aircraft produce lift by moving a wing through the air. Aerostatic aircrafts on the other hand use a large envelope filled with a gas less dense than the surrounding atmosphere, to stay aloft.
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