The Montgolfière — the world's first hot air balloon
Airplanes prevail against airships
The idea of traveling with a vehicle that was lighter than air was developed further with the Zeppelin a full 150 years after the Mongolfier brothers. Unlike the hot air balloon, it was filled with light gas. These airships, however, were not able to assert themselves against the aircraft technology developed at the same time. Airplanes were faster, more agile and more efficient.