June 5, 1783 two sons of the French paper manufacturer Montgolfier created a huge paper ball. The volume of the ball was 600 cubic meters. It was filled with smoke from a fire and rose to 500 meters. The smoke was cooled after 10 minutes, the ball landed 2 km from the launch site.

It was the first successful experience of balloon flight. Since that time balloons inspire people for adventures.

Yury Barinov

25.04.2017