This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Restrictions & Rights
- Mat: 25.4 × 30.5cm (10 × 12 in.)
- Unmatted: 8.6 × 16.2cm (3 3/8 × 6 3/8 in.)
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- Colored aquatint of four balloons and one parachute in flight. Each has its own date and caption describing the flight in French.
- 1. June 16, 1785: Rozier's balloon he built to cross the English Channel.
- 2. From August 25 to September 7, 1785: Alban et Vallet, chemists who directed a factory producing bleach, made several attempts to develop balloons with some success in good weather. Some accounts credit them with the development of a large balloon for the Count d ‘Artois.
- 3. Pierre Testu-Brissy made his first night ascent on June 17, 1785.
- 4. J.P. Blanchard made his first parachute jump from the Chalais Meudon on 1787
- 5. Military balloon school established at Meudon on June 26, 1794.