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First flight by woman on hot air balloon

First flight by a woman on a hot air balloon.

4 June, 1784

On 4th June 1784, Élisabeth Thible becomes the first woman to fly on a hot air balloon. The flight took place exactly a year after the Montgolfier brothers had publicly demonstrated their montgolfière (hot air balloon).

Élisabeth Thible reached an altitude of 1.5 kilometres and travelled close to 4 kilometres. The flight lasted 45 minutes.

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