Da Vinci's parachute

Da Vinci's parachute

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Caption: Parachute designed by Leonardo da Vinci (1452- 1519) in the late 1400s. This was a pyramid of linen cloth on a frame. Although sound in theory, like may of Da Vinci's ideas, this parachute was never built and tested. At lower left is Da Vinci's famous mirror-writing script.

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Keywords: 15th century, 1600s, artwork, black-and-white, design, flight, historical, history, history of science, illustration, leonardo da vinci, medieval, middle ages, mirror writing, monochrome, parachute, physical, physics, renaissance, sketch, technological, technology, transport, transportation

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