Glaisher's balloon experiments, 1862

Glaisher's balloon experiments, 1862

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Caption: Glaisher's balloon experiments. Two pigeons that were thrown from a balloon (seen in the background) flown by the English meteorologist James Glaisher (1809-1903). The balloon reached 37,000 feet over Wolverhampton, England, on 5 September 1862. One pigeon is flying, while the other is dead and falling through the air. Artwork by French balloonist Albert Tissandier, from "Voyages de Mr Glaisher", by Camille Flammarion.

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