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N.6 Marzo 2007

Flights ENG 
Man goes aloft

On a drizzly summer day in 1783, French peasants near Annonay were startled to see a globe sailing through the sky toward them. Many of the frightened people thought it must be the moon, suddenly detached from its place in the firmament. When the sphere finally settled to earth, and news of what it actually was raced across the countryside to Paris, all France and the world hailed the event as a great scientific triumph. History of the first flights by balloons, the Mongtolfier brothers, Pilātre de Rozier, James Sadler, Charles Green and John Wise, the siege de Paris and the ballon montes.

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