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Montgolfier

Jacques ?tienne , 1745--99, and his brother Joseph Michel , 1740--1810, French inventors, who built (1782) and ascended in (1783) the first practical hot-air balloon
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The first recorded experiment by the Montgolfier brothers was not until September 1782 at Avignon.
But while the share of sales on the internet remains tiny "it rises 35 per cent each year, including in times of economic crisis", De Montgolfier added.
When asked if life aboard the ship lived up to their expectations, without hesitation, Montgolfier said, "It's not what we expect; it's what the [French] Navy expects of us [that matters].
1783 Francois de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandres made the first human flight in a hot air balloon built by the Montgolfier brothers.
It includes 540ft replica of the Eiffel Tower, and a neon sign in the shape of the Montgolfier balloon, a two-thirds size Arc de Triomphe, and a replica of La Fontaine des Mers.
In a section devoted to balloons, he depicted the Montgolfier brothers with their hot-air version and Pilatre de Rozier with his hydrogen-filled model.
Montgolfier in France during the preceding year, Jenner built and twice launched his own hydrogen balloon.
In an age when the only air vehicles were ornate Montgolfier hot-air balloons, this conceit seemed merely witty.
Dall'ode Al signor di Montgolfier fino alla piu scoperta Musogonia o alla Feroniade, Vincenzo Frassinetti esamina Elogi, utopie e risorse della favola poetica agite sulla scorta del molo fondamentale del poeta e della poesia che divinizza anche le vicende contingenti dell'uomo nella storia.
This month in Design History--The Montgolfier Brothers contract with the military to develop a hot air surveillance balloon, armored with sheets of lead.
The first manned flight, by the Montgolfier brothers, over Paris, took place in 1783.
Fevvers yawned with prodigious energy, opening up a crimson maw the size of that of a basking shark, taking in enough air to lift a Montgolfier, and then she stretched herself suddenly and hugely, extending every muscle as a cat does, until it seemed she intended to fill up all the mirror, all the room with her bulk (52, my emphasis).