DailyDirt: High-Flying Balloons FTW!

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Before the Wright brothers and planes, people had actually flown in hot air balloons as early as 1783. Those early balloons didn’t travel that far — just a few miles or a couple dozen miles if the balloons were filled with hydrogen. Blimps (aka airships) were somewhat common in the early 1900s, but obviously that mode of transportation didn’t really stick around after the spectacular demise of the Hindenburg. Perhaps we’re due for a comeback for more advanced balloons now?

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