Category Archives: Exhibitions

Clouds in a Bag: 18th and 19th Century Ballooning on Display at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Source: Loudon Times-Mirror – By Sophie Desmond A sheep, a rooster and a duck go for a balloon ride. That was the scene at Versailles on Sept. 19, 1783. Placed in a wicker crate, the animals were the first … Continue reading

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Frozen in time: A look at ill-fated balloon journey to the Arctic

Source: Albuquerque Journal – By Rick Nathanson Between the years 1550 and 1900, more than 500 people were lost or killed trying to get to the North Pole, mostly by sailing ships or pulled on sledges by dogs or … Continue reading

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