Manned Hydrogen Balloon

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History Of Ballooning - First Manned Hydrogen Balloon Flight
... Jacques Charles and the Robert brothers (Les Frères Robert) launched a new, manned hydrogen balloon from the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris, amid vast crowds and excitement ... The balloon was held on ropes and led to its final launch place by four of the leading noblemen in France, the Marechal de Richelieu, Marshal de Biron ... Robert as co-pilot of the 380-cubic-metre, hydrogen-filled balloon ...

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