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Montgolfier Balloon
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Frontiers of Knowledge Era: 1750-1799 DateCreated: 1768-1790 Annonay State: Zip: Country: France Website: https://info.aiaa.org/tac/ETMG/HISTC/Shared%20Documents/Historic%20Aerospace%20Sites%20(HAS)/Procedures%20and%20templates/HAS%20blurb.doc Creator: Joseph Michel, Montgolfier, Jacques Etienne

On 4 June 1783, Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier captured the imagination of the world with their first balloon flight at Cordeliers Square.  There were no passengers, but the Regional Council and the whole town population saw the machine go up and stay aloft at 500 meters for ten minutes. The scientific world raced to make use of the Montgolfiers’ discovery, and all accomplishments made since then by aeronauts, aviators, and astronauts can be traced directly to this site.

YearAdded:
2001
Image Credit: Image Caption: Physicist Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis d’Arlandes take flight in the Montgolfier-style balloon on November 21, 1783, 5 months after the initial launch. Era_date_from:
T.S. Lowe Ascent
Society: AIAA Main Category: Aerospace & Aviation Sub Category: Frontiers of Knowledge Era: DateCreated: 1861 National Mall at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum Washington, D.C. State: Zip: Country: USA Website: https://www.aiaa.org/uploadedFiles/About_AIAA/News_Room/BalloonHistoricSite.pdf Creator: Lowe, T.S.

T.S.C. Lowe’s Observation Flight

YearAdded:
2010
Image Credit: Image Caption: View of balloon ascension. Prof. Thaddeus Lowe observing the Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks from his balloon "Intrepid" on the north side of the Chicahominy. Era_date_from:
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