Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

The Women of Hot Air Ballooning

Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

The Women Who Rose High in the Early Days of Hot Air Ballooning. Sophie Blanchard was only the most famous of several pioneering female aeronauts.
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