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11-24-2005, 06:45 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile9058/3D-Blimp-near-Eiffel-Tower.htm>3D Blimp near Eiffel Tower</a></b><br><br>3D Dirigible number 6 of Santos-Dumont near Eiffel Tower - 1901.<br />
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Alberto Santos-Dumont was an important early pioneer of aviation. <br />
Although he was born, grew up, and died in Brazil, his contributions to aviation were made while he was living in France.<br />
On October 19, 1901 he won the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize of 100,000 francs for flying his dirigible Number 6 from the Parc Saint Cloud to the Eiffel Tower and back under thirty minutes. <br />
In a charitable gesture, he donated half of the prize money to the poor of Paris. <br />
The other half was given to his workmen as a bonus.<br />
In 1901 he was considered by many to be the most famous person in the world.<br />
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by Walter Ribeiro - Campinas - Brazil<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/179364blimp.jpg>