James Glaisher (1809-1903) was an English meteorologist, aeronaut, and astronomer who worked at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich for forty-three years. He was a founding member of the Meteorological Society and the Aeronautical Society of Great Britain. He is most famous as a pioneering balloonist and his ascent on 5th September 1862 along with Henry Tracey Coxwell broke the world record for altitude.
The true story behind the major motion picture—and one of the greatest daredevil stories in the history of aviation, with an introduction by Professor Liz Bentley, chief executive at the Royal Meteorological Society
In 1862, ambitious scientist James...[SEE MORE]