On September 19, 1783 Pilatre De Rozier, a scientist, launched the first hot air balloon called ‘Aerostat Reveillon’. The passengers were a sheep, a duck and a rooster and the balloon stayed in the air for a grand total of 15 minutes before crashing back to the ground.
The first manned attempt came about 2 months later on November 21st, with a balloon made by 2 French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier. The balloon was launched from the centre of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes. The birth of hot air ballooning!!!
Just 2 years later in 1785 a French balloonist, Jean Pierre Blanchard, and his American co pilot, John Jefferies, became the first to fly across the English Channel. In these early days of ballooning, the English Channel was considered the first step to long distance ballooning so this was a large benchmark in ballooning history.
Unfortunately, this same year Pilatre de Rozier (the world’s first balloonist) was killed in his attempt at crossing the channel. His balloon exploded half an hour after takeoff due to the experimental design of using a hydrogen balloon and hot air balloon tied together.
The next major pivotal point in balloon history was on January 7th 1793. Jean Pierre Blanchard became the first to fly a hot air balloon in North America. George Washington was present to see the balloon launch.
Bitcoin Moon Balloon
€40.00 Incl. VAT/BTW
Format: A1 (594 x 840 mm)
Material: Wood free satin mc (glossy)
Weight: 250 g/m²
Printing: 4/0 (Single sided full color)
Finishing: Single Sided gloss laminate
166 in stock
|Dimensions||66 × 10 × 10 cm|
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The shipping time varies per location of course, but my goal is to have your poster received within 2 to 3 weeks. All posters can be tracked with a track and trace code.
*The poster will be delivered without frame!
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Certificate of Authenticity
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