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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 11/29/2004 14:39:59 EDT
Subject: Early Parachute Drawing - Open and Descending

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According to the 1897 Encyclopaedia Britannica, the first parachute was that devised by André Garnerin, in 1797. Notice in this drawing that the parachute is opened and carrying a person safely back to earth. Did it work in actuality? I don't know. But it would be interesting to know.

Click on the 'view parent message' button to see the parachute being hoisted.

Enjoy!
Walt

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