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A few centuries ago, the only way people travelled through the air was when they foolishly fell off mountains or high buildings

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 22:41
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So imagine the astonishment and awe when the Montgolfier brothers staged the first manned balloon flight in front of Louis XV1 of France in Versailles on September 19th 1783.

“Manned may not be the correct word,” writes British author and astrologer Adrian Ross Duncan. “There was a duck (could handle flight), a rooster (maybe could not), and a sheep (probably would die). But all returned safely to Earth after an 8 minute flight reaching 1500 feet.”

Duncan says this happened two years after the discovery of the first outer planet, Uranus, which astrologers associate with innovation, explosion and revolution. “In this way a new, third dimension was added to human experience.

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