A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785

In the year and a half since the flight of the first manned balloon in 1783, an Italian has flown, a Scot has flown, a woman has flown, even a sheep has flown But no one has flown from one country to another John Jeffries, an Englishman, and his pilot, Jean Pierre Blanchard, a Frenchman, want to b

And Away We Go!

Mr Fox is going to the moon Away he goes in his hot air balloon But wait Can Elephant come too Sure Let s bring along some pizza What about Giraffe And Squirrel Everyone is welcome in Mr Fox s balloon, but look out will everyone fit In the tradition of classic cumulative tales like


Gorgeous, charming, and funny, Vaughn Corbett rose far above his less than optimal beginning to become a household name Known for being a dynamic and unflappable interviewer, no one was surprised than he when he got tongue tied over a gorgeous blonde in the middle of a live interview n nAllie H

Early Balloons and Airships: The History and Legacy of Dirigibles Before the Invention of Airplanes

Includes pictures Includes a bibliography for further reading Includes a table of contents The Wright Brothers initially underestimated the difficulties involved in flying, and they were apparently surprised by the fact that so many others were working on solving the problem of human flight al