Royal Vauxhall balloon 1836

England, United Kingdom

used as a pleasure balloon in Vauxhall Gardens; also known as the Nassau

1836 - Charles Green constructed the Great Nassau balloon for Gye and Hughes, proprietors of Vauxhall Gardens, from whom he subsequently purchased it for 500 pounds

1836- 9 September made the first ascent with it from Vauxhall Gardens. It remained in the air about one and a half hours. It descended at Cliffe, near Gravesend.

1836 - 21 September he made a second ascent and descended at Beckenham in Kent.

1836 - 7 November crossed the channel from Dover the same evening, descended safely on 8 November at Weilburg in Nassau, Germany; distance of five hundred miles in eighteen hours.