Images of the Past

The First Flight of the Modern Hot Air Balloon

Clip: Season 4 Episode 3 | 22s

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.

Aired: 09/28/17

Rating: NR

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