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People jump out of moving airplanes with parachutes everyday The ability has saved countless lives, and it’s even a popular sport – skydiving -

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Image description: The first ever parachute jump out of an airplane.<br />
People jump out of moving airplanes with parachutes everyday. The ability has saved countless lives, and it&#8217;s even a popular sport - skydiving.<br />
But, there&#8217;s a first time for everything, and 100 years ago this month, U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry did it first. This historic image shows Captain Berry tumbling in the heart-stopping seconds before his parachute opened to slow his descent. Berry described his fall as &#8220;violent&#8221; and &#8220;like a crazy arrow.&#8221; Asked if he would ever repeat the stunt, Berry replied, &#8220;Never again.&#8221; (Nine days later he broke his promise.)<br />
Image courtesy of the National Air &amp; Space Museum. Learn more about this great leap of faith.

Image description: The first ever parachute jump out of an airplane.

People jump out of moving airplanes with parachutes everyday. The ability has saved countless lives, and it’s even a popular sport – skydiving.

But, there’s a first time for everything, and 100 years ago this month, U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry did it first. This historic image shows Captain Berry tumbling in the heart-stopping seconds before his parachute opened to slow his descent. Berry described his fall as “violent” and “like a crazy arrow.” Asked if he would ever repeat the stunt, Berry replied, “Never again.” (Nine days later he broke his promise.)

Image courtesy of the National Air & Space Museum. Learn more about this great leap of faith.

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