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First hydrogen balloon flight, 1783

First hydrogen balloon flight, 1783

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First manned hydrogen balloon flight. Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles (1746-1823) and Nicolas-Louis Robert, French balloonists, making the first manned hydrogen balloon flight. They rode in the balloon 'La Charliere' on 1 December 1783, ascending above the Tuileries Gardens, Paris, France.

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