Launch of first hydrogen-filled balloon

Launch of first hydrogen-filled balloon

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Launch of first hydrogen-filled (unmanned) balloon from Champ de Mars, Paris, France, 17 August 1783, by Jacques Charles and Robert Brothers. Travelled 25km to Gonesse where it was destroyed by terrified peasants.

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