Early hot air balloon design, 1783

Early hot air balloon design, 1783

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Caption: Early hot air balloon design. Design for a balloon with two men in the basket steering it by manipulation of a sail. A ladder connects the balloon to a parachute-style apparatus for safe descent in case of emergencies. A third man is handling the connection between the balloon and the parachute. Artwork published in Paris, France, in 1783. The first-ever balloon ascents were made in Paris that year.

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