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Lagari Hasan Celebi

Lagari Hasan Celebi is known to have performed the first flight in the 17th century with a rocket, which was composed of a large cage with a conical top filled with gunpowder. The flight was accomplished as a part of celebrations performed for the birth of Murat IV's daughter.

He is considered to have made a soft landing to the Bosporus and to be rewarded by the sultan by a valuable military position in the Ottoman army. The flight was estimated to have lasted about 20 seconds and the maximum height reached around 300 meters.



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