Trite, but the parachute was also invented by Leonardo da Vinci. In addition to the helicopter and the flying saucer, which he himself could not translate into materials contemporary to him, in his diaries he described a certain “tent” from which one can safely jump from any height.
Actually, the parachute dome was built several centuries later. For some time with a parachute it was possible to jump only from an aerostat, to the bottom of which the dome was fastened in an unfolded form. Continue reading