The Resource Ben Franklin's Balloons, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)

Ben Franklin's Balloons, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)

Label
Ben Franklin's Balloons
Title
Ben Franklin's Balloons
Statement of responsibility
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Contributor
Film distributor
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The first stage in the adventure of human flight began with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential features of today's hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador. To explore this burst of innovation, NOVA re-creates key flights, including the world's first manned voyage on November 21, 1783. A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot-air balloon, will join a team to build an accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft using 18th-century tools and materials. NOVA evokes the thrilling and daunting prospect that the balloon pioneers faced as they left Earth for the first time
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
6 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
54
Technique
live action
Label
Ben Franklin's Balloons, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission by Infobase on November 22, 2014
Contents
  • Hydrogen Balloon
  • (2:39)
  • Hydrogen Balloon Flight
  • (2:10)
  • Blueprint Puzzle
  • (3:33)
  • Construction Materials
  • (2:47)
  • Engineering Setback
  • (3:23)
  • Recreating Aviation History
  • Versailles Balloon
  • (4:27)
  • Hot Air Balloon Decoration
  • (2:02)
  • Royal Approval
  • (1:22)
  • Change of Plans
  • (2:42)
  • Balloon Assembly
  • (1:22)
  • (2:03)
  • First Manned Flight
  • (3:59)
  • Successful Hot Air Balloon Recreation
  • (1:30)
  • First Manned Hydrogen Balloon Flight
  • (5:34)
  • First Flight across the English Channel
  • (4:32)
  • Pioneering Aeronauts
  • (0:37)
  • Montgolfier Brothers
  • Credits: Ben Franklin's Balloons
  • (0:51)
  • (1:17)
  • Mongtolfier "Gas"
  • (1:28)
  • First Unmanned Flight
  • (2:33)
Control code
100060739
Extent
1 streaming video file (53 min., 5 sec.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sound, color.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Ben Franklin's Balloons, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
  • Encoded with permission by Infobase on November 22, 2014
Contents
  • Hydrogen Balloon
  • (2:39)
  • Hydrogen Balloon Flight
  • (2:10)
  • Blueprint Puzzle
  • (3:33)
  • Construction Materials
  • (2:47)
  • Engineering Setback
  • (3:23)
  • Recreating Aviation History
  • Versailles Balloon
  • (4:27)
  • Hot Air Balloon Decoration
  • (2:02)
  • Royal Approval
  • (1:22)
  • Change of Plans
  • (2:42)
  • Balloon Assembly
  • (1:22)
  • (2:03)
  • First Manned Flight
  • (3:59)
  • Successful Hot Air Balloon Recreation
  • (1:30)
  • First Manned Hydrogen Balloon Flight
  • (5:34)
  • First Flight across the English Channel
  • (4:32)
  • Pioneering Aeronauts
  • (0:37)
  • Montgolfier Brothers
  • Credits: Ben Franklin's Balloons
  • (0:51)
  • (1:17)
  • Mongtolfier "Gas"
  • (1:28)
  • First Unmanned Flight
  • (2:33)
Control code
100060739
Extent
1 streaming video file (53 min., 5 sec.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sound, color.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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