Monday, August 29, 2016

Bright & Brave: Escape by Hot Air Balloon :-)

​The Strelzyks built a hot air balloon out of scraps of cloth and a foot powered sewing machine. But things weren't all smooth sailing. The first attempt the balloon couldn't even get off the ground.

On the second attempt the wind changed directions and took them deeper into East Berlin.

But on September 16, 1979 the third time was the charm literally sailing them and another family over the wall into West Germany. Their story was made into a 1982 Disney filmed called Night Crossing.

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