Hydrogen Balloon

Some articles on balloon, hydrogen balloon:

Flight Altitude Record - Balloons
... de Rozier of France, made the first ascent in a hot-air balloon ... Robert, both of France, made the first flight in a hydrogen balloon to about 610 m. 1803—18 July 1803—7.28 km (23,900 ft) Etienne Gaspar Robertson and Lhoest in a balloon ...

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