of Balloon Flight
the dawn of man , he has dreamed of little else
escaping the bounds of earth in flight .
dream was realized through a series of experiments
by two brothers named Joseph and Ethene
from Annonay,France. The first event was
unmanned flight of their woven (with silk and linen
balloon June 4, 1783, fueled by the smoke
a fire made from wet straw ,cow and sheep manure
old shoe leather . This success was followed by the
of the first live creatures , on September 19,1783
a goat, a chicken and a duck ascended in a
cage tied to the bottom of the paper balloon .
on the 21st of November,1793 , Count Francois
DeRozier, and the Marquis D"Arlandes ,Francois
flew the first manned balloon flight.
fascination with the oldest form of flight remains
strong in the general populace today, as it was over
propane burners have replaced the smelly fires
synthetic fibers have replaced the paper for the
making balloon flights a truly wonderful
unforgettable experience .