Tissandier, Gaston

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Tissandier, Gaston


Born Nov. 21, 1843, in Paris; died there Aug. 30, 1899. French aeronaut.

Tissandier wrote History of Aeronautics in 1878. On Apr. 15, 1875, together with H.-T. Sivel and J.-E. Crocé-Spinelli, Tissandier reached a height of about 8,600 m in a balloon outside Paris.

In 1883 he and his brother Albert designed an electrically powered propeller-driven dirigible. Successful test flights in this dirigible were made in 1883 and 1884.


Application de l’élecíricité àla navigation aérienne. Paris, 1885.
In Russian translation:
Puteshestviia po vozdukhu: Rasskazy o vozdushnykh sharakh i o vozdushnykh puteshestviiakh. Moscow, 1899. (With C. Flammarion.)
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