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ID number:673480
Published: 17.04.2010.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used

The oldest parachute design appears in an anonymous manuscript from 1470s.

Development of the
parachute focused on it
becoming more compact.
The history of skydiving starts Andre Jacques Garnerin who made successful parachute jumps from a hot-air balloon in 1797.

In 1911, Gleb Kotelnikov
invented the first
knapsack parachute.
And Grant Morton
made the first parachute
jump from an airplane.
The falling speed reaches 50-60 meters per second, or 180-240 miles per hour.
Freefall skydiver is sufficiently short time. Jumping from 4,000 meters just in 60 seconds. …

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