A  Science and Technology Odyssey in Cyberspace-Time 
20000 BC to 1800 AD
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1500 - 1699

1700 - 1800



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"The history of parachutes dates back to medieval days. Evidence found in the historical archives of Peking, China, and translated by the French monk, Vasson, indicates that parachute-like devices were used as early as the 12th Century....

More authority can be attached to the experiments of the Frenchman, Joseph Montgolfier, who, late in the 18th century, began to put some of the "then current" scientific findings to practical use. Concurrent with his experiments on hot-air balloons, he became interested in the concept of parachute-like devices, and tested the invention he evolved by dropping a number of animals from towers. " from  WING TRENTON History of Parachuting.






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