Hot Air Balloons! BY mariah ALger

Timeline created by mArIaH aLgEr
  • first definitive experiments

    Joseph made his first definitive experiments in November 1782
  • Lifting Force

    The lifting force was so great that they lost control of their craft on its very first test flight on 14 December 1782.
  • Founded

    Created on December 14, 1782 by the Montgolfier brothers.
  • 1st public demonstation

    On 4 June 1783, they flew this craft as their first public demonstration
  • Sheep, duck and chicken

    Sheep, duck and chicken
    the summer of 1783, when the Montgolfier brothers sent a sheep, a duck and a chicken on an eight-minute flight over France
  • Hydrogen balloon

    On 27 August 1783, their hydrogen balloon was launched from the Champ de Mars in Paris
  • 1st living being in a basket

    On 19 September 1783, the Aérostat Réveillon was flown with the first living beings in a basket attached to the balloon: a sheep called Montauciel. a duck and a rooster
  • 1st human to off earth

    It is fitting that Étienne Montgolfier was the first human to lift off the earth, making at least one tethered flight from the yard of the Réveillon workshop in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine. It was most likely on October 15, 1783.
  • FIrst Flight

    FIrst Flight
    On November 21, 1783, in Annonay, France, the first manned flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes
  • 1st free flight

    On 21 November 1783, the first free flight by humans was made by Pilâtre
  • Manuscript

    Manuscript of Montgolfier describing his invention, 1784
  • Historic Balloon

    Historic Balloon
    A 1786 depiction of the Montgolfier brothers' historic balloon with engineering data
  • Pierre Montgolfier's death

    Pierre Montgolfier's death
  • Millitary use

    The first military use of a hot air balloon happened during the battle of Fleurus in Europe (1794)
  • Model

    A model of the Montgolfier brothers' balloon at the London Science Museum.
  • Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier's Death

    Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier's Death
    6 January 1745 – 2 August 1799
  • Joseph-Michel Montgolfier's Death

    Joseph-Michel Montgolfier's Death
    26 August 1740 – 26 June 1810
  • Technical illustration

    Technical illustration
    Technical illustration from 1818 showing balloon designs.
  • modern hot air balloon

    The first modern hot air balloon to be made in the United Kingdom (UK) was the Bristol Belle during 1967
  • Accident

    On 13 August 1989, two hot air balloons collided at Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, killing all 13 people on board.
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