Hot Air Balloons

A hot air balloon is a lighter than air aircraft consisting of a bag, called an envelope, which contains heated air. Suspended beneath is a gondola or wicker basket (in some long-distance or high-altitude balloons, a capsule), which carries passengers and (usually) a source of heat, in most cases an open flame. The heated air inside the envelope makes it buoyant since it has a lower density than the colder air outside the envelope. As with all aircraft, hot air balloons cannot fly beyond the atmosphere. Unlike gas balloons, the envelope does not have to be sealed at the bottom, since the air n ...more

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Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride
A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785
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To Capture What We Cannot Keep
The Balloonist
How the Queen Found the Perfect Cup of Tea
Little Polar Bear and the Big Balloon
Once Upon a Time in the North (His Dark Materials, #0.5)
Miranda the Explorer: A Magical Round-the-World Adventure
And Away We Go!
Enduring Love
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Felicity & Cordelia: A Tale of Two Bunnies

E.E. Cummings
who knows if the moon's a balloon,coming out of a keen city in the sky--filled with pretty people? ( and if you and I should get into it,if they should take me and take you into their balloon, why then we'd go up higher with all the pretty people than houses and steeples and clouds: go sailing away and away sailing into a keen city which nobody's ever visited,where always it's Spring)and everyone's in love and flowers pick themselves
e.e. cummings, Collected Poems

Benjamin Franklin
Some guns were fired to give notice that the departure of the balloon was near. ... Means were used, I am told, to prevent the great balloon's rising so high as might endanger its bursting. Several bags of sand were taken on board before the cord that held it down was cut, and the whole weight being then too much to be lifted, such a quantity was discharged as would permit its rising slowly. Thus it would sooner arrive at that region where it would be in equilibrio with the surrounding air, and ...more
Benjamin Franklin, Writings: The Autobiography / Poor Richard’s Almanack / Bagatelles, Pamphlets, Essays & Letters

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