HD photographs of first manned hydrogen balloon flight plaque in Jardin des Tuileries - Page 894



Located within the Jardin des Tuileries in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, you will come across a plaque commemorating the first manned hydrogen balloon ascent that took from the gardens in the 1700s.

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Tuileries Gardens First Manned Hydrogen Balloon Flight plaque
There have been many monuments occasions celebrated within the Jardin des Tuileries over the centuries and one of these was the first manned hydrogen balloon flight, and this first HD photo shows the commemorative plaque recognising this major event in French history, which has been positioned in a recess of the Tuileries Garden wall.

So, it was the physicist and professor, Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles and the engineers, the Robert brothers, who designed and constructed the worlds first hydrogen balloon, then they went on to build the first manned hydrogen balloon, which ascended from the gardens on 1st December 1783, watched by a large crowd including Benjamin Franklin and many other dignitaries, royalty, etc who had all paid to see this monumental occasion up close.
Plaque of 1st Manned Hydrogen Balloon Flight in Paris
The balloon was manned by Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles and Nicolas Louis Robert and landed after a flight of over two hours, but this was not the only major achievement, as they also took up a barometer and a thermometer to measure the temperature and air pressure, which meant this was also the first balloon flight to take meteorological data of the atmosphere high above the earth.

And in this close up photo showing the plaque, you can see that it states the name Marie-Noel Robert, which is actually an alias for the Nicolas Louis Robert, although the balloon itself was named the Charliere after its designer A C Charles.

However, you can also see at the bottom of the plaque it states Aero-Club de France, and they award a medal each year to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the aviation industry, and we presume that this was paid for by the Aero-Club that was first found at the end of the 1800s.

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