What European country was host to the first hot air balloon flight in 1783?

  • Finland
  • France correct

    The year 1783 marked the first hot air balloon flight, carrying a sheep, a rooster and a duck over the French royal palace of Versailles. In the same year, France also hosted the first manned balloon journey, carrying a scientist and an aristocrat through the air for about 20 minutes. Source: Mental Floss, Ballooning Canterbury

  • Germany
  • Spain
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