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date: 08 July 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Gregory AlegiGregory ALEGI, Beth Pamela SkottBeth Pamela SKOTT

Since their invention in China nearly 2,000 years ago, and after a wave of innovations in the late eighteenth century, hot air balloons have been used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, competition, scientific research, military, and for fun and adventure. Competitive ballooning has been around since the early twentieth century. Balloons can be powered by hot air, hydrogen, or a combination of both. ...

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