What are the interesting facts behind hot air balloons?

A Better Man

Up, up and away: what’s behind the most colourful way to float through the sky is how I look at it. I have been fascinated with the hot air balloon. A simple enough idea that allows you to float away to a new place. But there is more to this simple thought. 

  1. In 1783, French brothers JosephMichel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier launched an unmanned 225-kilogram balloon that stayed aloft for about ten minutes. King Louis XVI soon wanted a demonstration. So the Montgolfiers sent up a sheep, a duck and a rooster as the king, the queen (Marie Antoinette) and 130,000 other people witnessed the historic flight over Versailles. The animals landed safely.

2. Following the flight, Rozier became the Charles Lindbergh of his day. Two years later, he decided to break another record by crossing the English Channel in a new kind of balloon, one that was half hot air…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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