Ever wondered at the sight of a Hot air balloon?

 

The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology. The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d’Arlandes on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France.  Jean  later died when his balloon crashed near Wimereux in the Pas-de-Calais during an attempt to fly across the English Channel.

 
 
 
 
 

Infographic: How do hot air balloons stay up?
Courtesy of Bailey Balloons 

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