On 22nd October, Google honors the first parachute jump from André-Jaques Garnerin with a interactive Doodle!
You can Pilot the parachute to right and left and land on different places!
André-Jacques Garnerin was a balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute. He was appointed Official Aeronaut of France. Garnerin began experiments with early parachutes based on umbrella-shaped devices and carried out the first parachute descent with a silk parachute on October 22, 1797 at Parc Monceau, Paris. Garnerin’s first parachute resembled a closed umbrella before he ascended, with a pole running down its center and a rope running through a tube in the pole, which connected it to the balloon. Garnerin rode in a basket attached to the bottom of the parachute; at a height of approximately 900 m he severed the rope that connected his parachute to the balloon. The balloon continued skyward while Garnerin, with his basket and parachute, fell. The basket swung violently during descent, then bumped and scraped when it landed, but Garnerin emerged uninjured. The white canvas parachute was umbrella-shaped and approximately 7 m in Diameter.
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