was performed by André-Jacques Garnerin who jumped from a hydrogen balloon
3,200 feet above Paris. The parachute was 23 feet in diameter and had a basket
at the bottom attached to the parachute by ropes. (It had no hole in the top which
meant Garnerin rocked violently about, but he eventually made it to the ground
had developed the parachute himself and there is no earlier recorded instance
of a person jumping with a parachute from such a high altitude.
idea for a parachute was first discussed by Leonardo Da Vinci, it is not known
if he ever tried to make one and use it.
years later Garnerin's wife became the first female parachutist.
died in a balloon accident in 1823 when preparing to test a new parachute.