Flight of a Montgolfier balloon Nicholas Delaunay
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Flight of a Montgolfier balloon
View of a Montgolfier balloon being launched on a first flight at Versailles, France carrying a sheep, a rooster, and a duck. The balloon test lasted approximately eight minutes and was conducted before an audience that included Louis XVI, whose support for such experiments was being solicited. Frontispiece plate from the book Description des expÃšriences de la machine aÃšrostatiques de MM.de Montgolfier, by Faujas de Saint-Fond (Paris, 1783).
Original: engraving. 1783
- Image reference: RS-10232
- The Royal Society
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