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IMAGES OF THE PAST

The First Flight of the Modern Hot Air Balloon

  • Aired: 09/28/2017
  • 00:22
  • Rating: NR
The history of lighter-than-air aviation is a long one but the hot air balloon of today wasn't developed until the late 1950s and wasn't successfully flown untethered until 1960. This is film of the first flight on Oct. 22, 1960 in Bruning, Nebraska.
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Ed Yost flies a balloon he designed with others at Raven Industries in Sioux Falls, SD.
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