Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inspired by messenger balloons during the Franco-Prussian war, Zeppelin begins drafting crude designs of metal structures containing gas bladders to allow for flight. After the revelation of gravicite and the Union’s call for ideas, Zeppelin sent his designs to the military. He was brought to the Avis facility and joined the team in designing uses for gravicite. He’s designs eventually evolved into the most common form of long distance travel in the late 1800s.