Taking a Look at the Parachute

526 Words Feb 4th, 2018 2 Pages
It can be used for skydiving, military use and for safety on air planes. The idea came from the one and only Leonardo Da Vinci about the1480’s. He came up with the idea on paper. He actually never built the idea. But he is noted for the first person to come up with the idea of the parachute. Some people say during ancient Chinese age; they came up with the idea. It is written in history that Leonardo Da Vinci made a sketch of the invention with this description; “If a man have a tent made of linen of which the apertures (openings) have all been stopped up, and it be twelve braccia (about 23 feet) across and twelve in depth, he will be able to throw himself down form any great height without suffering any injury.” The notion remained unmade until Sebastien Lenormand in 1783 walked off the top of the Montpellier observatory then, a few seconds later, landed on the ground intact. It is said that he came up with the word parachute. He crossed the French prefix paracete. Meaning to protect against, and chute. The French word for fall; it all together it meant to describe the devise’s purpose. The next person to make an impact was a man named André-Jacques Garnerin. He was known for taking High altitudes from a hydrogen balloon. His wife Jeanne-Genevieve; became the first female to parachute. Unfortunately in 1823 he died in a balloon accident while preparing to test a new parachute. Then it was until…

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