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Who were the first humans to fly?


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May 24, 2014 8:55PM

The first generally recognized and substantiated human flight took place in Paris in 1783. Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes went 8 km (5 miles) in a hot air balloon invented by the Montgolfier brothers. The balloon was powered by a wood fire.