Hot Air Balloon

On November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, the first untethered manned flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier andFrançois Laurent d’Arlandes in a hot air balloon created on December 14, 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers.

What is a Hot Air Balloon?  A hot air balloon consists of a bag called the envelope that is capable of containing heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola orwicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. How it works? The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant since it has a lower density than the relatively cold air outside the envelope. But hot air balloons, as with all aircrafts, cannot fly beyond the atmosphere. 

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We’ve never been in a Hot Air Balloon. but it’s on our list…

 

Angela&Nancy

 

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