First flight of aerostat with animal aboard

 

First flight of aerostat with animal aboard

September 19, 1783
Category: Aviation History
Montgolfier Balloon
Picture Author: Greg Goebel [Public Domain]

 

Balloon Montgolfier brothers flew the duck, a sheep and a rooster. Balloon climbed nearly 500 feet and landed successfully. Animals remained unharmed after the flight.

 

 
 

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