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First Hot-Air Balloon Flight

 

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What was floating above Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 9, 1793. It was Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard on the first manned hot-air balloon flite in American History. Observed by president George Washington, the balloon stay in the air for about 15 miles and 45 minute. Blanchards flight sparked national interest in ballooning. Its reported that he take just one passenger with him on the flight -- a little black dog!

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What was floating above Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on January 9, 1793? It was Jean-Pierre Francois Blanchard on the first manned hot-air balloon flight in American history. Observed by President George Washington, the balloon stayed in the air for about 15 miles and 45 minutes. Blanchard's flight sparked national interest in ballooning. It's reported that he took just one passenger with him on the flight -- a little black dog!


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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08/20/2004