True to the process of scientific discovery, Andre-Jacques Garnerin’s parachute experiment would not have been possible without the work of those who came before him – most notably the Montgolfier Brothers.
Today is a big day in fluid dynamic history! It’s the 216th anniversary of the first successful parachute jump. Andre-Jacques Garnerin (1769-1823) accomplished this feat by going aloft attached to the bottom of a hot air balloon. “I was on the point of cutting the cord that suspended me between heaven and earth… and measured […]