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Montgolfier Balloon
Montgolfier Balloon
The Montgolfier brothers, Joseph Montgolfier and Jacques Montgolfier, the sons of a paper manufacturer in, France, when playing with inverted paper bags over open fire they found that the bags rose to the ceiling. This led them to experiment further with larger bags made of other materials. During 1782 they tested indoors with silk and linen. On December 14, 1782 they succeeded in an outdoor launch of an 18 m³ silk bag, which reached an altitude of 250 m. Their first true balloon.