Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

An artist's engraving of the Sept. 19, 1783 launch of the Montgolfier balloon that carried a sheep, a rooster, and a duck aloft as the first air passengers on record before Louis XVI and the royal court at Versailles. [See Print, Etching on Paper, Colored, "A Monsieur De Faujau De St. Fond, De Plusieurs Accademies" (A19930212000)]

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics - History
  • Hot air balloons

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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