Jacques Alesandre

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Jacques Alesandre Cesar was born in Beaugency, Orleanais back in 1746. The next time you can find anything about him was when he married Julie who was a creole woman 37 years younger than he was. He wrote a paper describing how gases tend to expand when heated, he was elected to the Academie des Sciences in 1795, later he became a professor of physics at the Adademie.

This one is going to be short. What you may not know about Jacques Alesandre Cesar Charles is that he was the first person to launch the world’s first unmanned hydrogen-filled gas balloon in 1783. Later that same year Charles and his co-pilot Nicolas-Louis Robert ascended to a height of about 1,800 feet in a manned gas balloon. Charles invented the airtight gas bag by dissolving rubber in a solution of turpentine and varnished the sheets of sild that were stitched together to make the balloon.

The first ride lasted 2.5 hours and the flight took them almost 22 miles away. They were followed by a group of men on horses staged along the way.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray and now we enjoy hot air balloons....

Jun 12, 2019 03:24 AM #1
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

WOW that had to be a fun ride. I would guess not to many folks would have quessed that in the 1700's.

Jun 12, 2019 05:01 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Not for the fear of heights and flights...but historic for sure !

Jun 12, 2019 05:15 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - rather adventurous.  I think I would pass on this journey.  

Jun 12, 2019 05:23 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that was quite an accomplishment for those days.  Man has always wanted to fly.

Jun 12, 2019 05:43 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Many observers of the day had to be surprised! Enjoy your day!

Jun 12, 2019 05:57 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. A great read today. I can not imagine. Amazing man.

Jun 12, 2019 06:29 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That was a fun story and I bet this guy had a lot of joy in him. He reached for the stars.

Jun 12, 2019 06:33 AM #8
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - I marvel at how some of these accomplishments are created and the effort that had to go into them.

Jun 12, 2019 08:16 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When we lived in Napa, we had a hot air balloon land in our yard because of an emergency with the balloon.  We walked down the hill to greet them, to see if they needed help.  The balloon company was on the way...A

Jun 12, 2019 08:28 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- how interesting and how in the world does someone come up with these ideas???

Jun 12, 2019 11:13 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

How fun James. I guess you could say that Jacques was really going places!

Jun 12, 2019 01:09 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James I have been out of the loop for the past four days but this is a great one to catch up with, Endre

Jun 16, 2019 11:58 PM #13
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