Henry giffard was An inventer who was very interested in Airships, And, After years of research, Built a Semi-rigid airship that made an Airship first: The first fully steerable Airship, or Dirigible. But the problem was, there wern't many powerful motors back then and the airship could only go 6 Mph. So If there was a gust of wind that was more than six Mph., the ship would handle just like a normal balloon. This was fixed by count zeppelin and his Zeppelins.