The Fabulous Flying Machines of Alberto Santos-Dumont

Alberto Santos-Dumont was an early aviator who contributed to the development if lighter-than-air craft (dirigible, hot-air balloon) and heavier than air craft (airplanes).  He came from a wealthy Brazilian family of coffee producers. In October 1901 his dirigible flew around the Eiffel tower. October 23, 1906, he completed the first European heavier-than-air flight – the Wright brothers first flight was December 17, 1903. 

  1. Santos-Dumont was an early aviator. Tell the most interesting things that happened to you on any form of transport you have used.
  2. Santos Dumont made public appearances in parks. Tell stories from any public events or festivals you have attended.
  3. Persistence is one of Sophie’s characteristics. Tell about something you persisted in?
  4. The story begins with Santos-Dumont using his dirigible just to go shopping for a hat.  Tell any adventures you had shopping; or stores of any basic chores you do at home or school.
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