A postcard with a picture of a beautiful balloon. History of the balloon began more than 200 years ago. Invented the first balloon Mongolfle brothers, who lived in France, in the town of Anna. The ball was huge, filled with hot air. It rose for the first time at an altitude of 1.8 km. The passengers in the gondola were: duck, rooster, sheep. Now balloons are used for tourism, sporting events, travel.