Who invented the First Hot Air Balloon ?

Montgolfier Brothers

    • The hot air balloon is the oldest successful human-carrying flight technology.
    • French brothers Joseph-Michel Montgolfier (1740 – 1810) and Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier (1745 – 1799) built the first hot air balloon out of cloth and paper.
    • They discovered that a fabric bag filled with hot air would rise.
    • Modern hot air balloon lifted off in 1783 with a demonstration in front of King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and a crowd of 130000 in Annonay, France.

Hot air balloon over yellow flower fields against blue sky

Montgolfier Brothers

First Hot Air Ballon

Original Caption: Paris: Illustration of man's first free ascent from Earth on November 21, 1783. Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis D'Arlandes wave from gallery of their Montgolfier as they set out from Paris.    Montgolfier Model

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