Elisabeth Thible Ascends in Hot Air Balloon

Elisabeth Thible ascends an untethered balloon over Lyon, France on June 4, 1784 constructed by the Montgolfier brothers. Continue reading

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Flight

Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier ascended in a tethered hot air balloon constructed by the Montgolfier brothers in Paris, France on October 15, 1783. Continue reading

Montgolfier Hot Air Balloon

The hot air balloon was invented by two papermaker brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier of Annonay, France. Continue reading

Nonstop circumnavigation of the world by balloon

Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss psychiatrist, and Brian Jones, an English ballooning instructor, accomplished a nonstop circumnavigation of the world in a balloon in 1999. Continue reading