90 years since Nobile

Today marks the 90th anniversary of Nobile's flight to the North Pole onboard the airship Italia. As previous expeditions had done before, Nobile and his crew used Ny-Ålesund as their starting and returning point.

The turbulent expedition ended abruptly with a crash during the return from the pole, and many lives were lost.

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The airship Italia tethered to the mast. The mast is still standing in Ny-Ålesund. Photo: Kings Bay AS