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Who invented the first hot air balloon?

Credit as the inventor of the first hot air balloon actually goes to three Frenchmen. Two brothers, Jacques and Joseph Montgolfier, were responsible for the first manned hot air balloon flight in Paris in 1783. About two months before the first manned flight, they built a balloon in which the French scientist Pilatre De Rozier launched a flight that lasted about ten minutes and covered about one mile, with a chicken, a duck and a sheep on board. When the animals survived the trip, the inventor of the hot air balloon knew he was on to something! Two months later, De Rozier became one of the first two people ever to ride in a hot air balloon, when the Montgolfiers launched them for a twenty minute flight over Paris.

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    OH LJ!!!!!!!!!!! How GORGEOUS, sweetie … sooo fancilful and fun … and mysterious … soo many cotrasting feelings bouncing through this one!!!! I adore it!!!!

  • Thanks so much Lois :)))

    – LjMaxx

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    … that would be contrasting feelings … lol!!

  • bioman
    biomanalmost 5 years ago

    very nice work Lj!

  • Thanks so much John ~:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work LJ!!

  • Thanks so much Al ~:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 5 years ago

    Stunning work of art! Gorgeous piece LJ!

  • Thanks so much Bunny ~:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, LJ ~ Lynn

  • Thanks so much Lynn ~:)

    – LjMaxx

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome work! LJ

  • Thanks so much Thea ~:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickeralmost 5 years ago

    i see the gulls, are the balloonists the loons? heheh, nice!

  • The loons are everywhere S. Even in the baskets… lol. Many Thanks~

    – LjMaxx

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, this is really gorgeous LJ, great work!!

  • Thanks so much Marvin. Really appreciate it.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    wowwww lj this is gorgeous !!!! loveeee it

  • Thanks so much Shoaib ~:)

    – LjMaxx

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