Google pays tribute to world's first parachute jump

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS): The Google doodle Tuesday celebrates the 216th anniversary of world's first parachute jump by balloonist and inventor of frameless parachute André-Jacques Garnerin.

Garnerin, who was granted the title Official Aeronaut of France, was 28-year-old when he first made the leap on Oct 22, 1797, at Parc Monceau, Paris. He used a seven metre silk parachute that resembled an umbrella.

One of the 'Os' of Google is represented by the round head of the parachute.

The doodle allows the viewers to play a game and help the parachute land at a safe place.


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