Eddie Redmayne (left) and Felicity Jones in The Aeronauts, a film adaptation of an 1862 altitude record attempt.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Eddie Redmayne film The Aeronauts recalls the early days of air travel

  • Ballooning was first witnessed by Hongkongers in the late 19th century, although it was already well established in the West
  • In 1862, two Britons set a ballooning altitude record, reaching more than 10,000 metres, about cruising altitude of a modern jet airlines

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Eddie Redmayne (left) and Felicity Jones in The Aeronauts, a film adaptation of an 1862 altitude record attempt.
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