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:

Reproduction of a hand-colored engraving; illustration of the start of the flight of Frantois Pilatre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes in their Montgolfier Brothers balloon on November 21, 1783, from the garden of the Chateau de LaMuet, France; this was the first manned free ascent in a balloon.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Aeronautics
  • 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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