SYMHC Classics: Sophie Blanchard and Balloonomania

‘Balloon Ascent’ by Frederik Hendrik Kaemmerer. Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images

Today's classic episode revisits Sophie Blanchard, a timid girl who grew into a trailblazer, and became famous in the early 1800s as the first woman to become a career balloonist.

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