About aeronautics

Thanks to aeronautics, a man for the first time could carry out his long-held dream — to rise into the sky. At all times venturesome dreamers have tried to get off the ground, but only brothers Montgolfier (from French Montgolfier) have won their laurels as discoverers.

The first balloon flight

The first-ever passengers of air vessel became a male sheep, a hen and a duck. On September 19, 1783 in the surroundings of Paris, in Versailles, a balloon, designed and built by brothers Montgolfier, rose into the air in the presence of King Louis XVI. Duration of flight was 10 minutes, for which the balloon flew about 4 kilometers. Animals returned to the earth safe and sound.