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04/06/1783 The first hot-air balloon is launched

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The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon

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Montgolfiere - Three Kinds of Speech

Joseph-Michel Montgolfier and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier are best known for inventing of a Montgolfière-style hot air balloon, globe aérostatique in 1782 and did the successful piloted flight in 1983. Beside it, they had made many more inventions.
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    • Essentials 

    • Premodern and unmanned balloons 

    • First hydrogen balloon 

    • First unmanned flight 

    • First manned flight 

    • First manned hydrogen balloon flight 

    • Further milestones 

    • Ballooning in Britain and Ireland 

    • Military use 

    • 20th century 

    • Modern day