Hot Air Balloons
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A Little Bit of History
hot air balloon. They used the smoke from a fire to blow hot air into a silk bag. The silk
bag was attached to a basket. The hot air then rose and allowed the balloon to be lighter-than-air.
became the first to fly across the English Channel. In these early days of ballooning, the English
Channel was considered the first step to long distance ballooning so this was a large benchmark in
first to cross the Pacific in a hot air balloon. They traveled 6,700 miles in 47 hours, from Japan
to Canada breaking the world distance record, traveling at speeds of up to 245 mph. 4 years later,
Steve Fossett became the first to complete the Transpacific balloon route by himself, traveling from
Korea and landing in Canada 4 days later.
Leaving from Switzerland and landing in Africa, they smashed all previous distance records, flying for
19 days, 21 hours and 55 minutes.
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Air Density (Deborah)
Air Pressure (Lauren)
Buoyant Force (Annika)
Air Temperature (Honoree)
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