During the French revolution, it occupies the post of “aérostatier of the public festivals”. He deals with the rise of the Montgolfière S.
He carries out the first jump in parachute of the history on October 22nd 1797 (1st Brumaire, year VI of the republican Calendrier) while springing of a balloon with Paris with the Parc Heap. He lands without damage in front of an admiring crowd which thought of seeing it losing the life.
October 12th 1799, its pupil and future wife, Jeanne Genevieve Labrosse, is the first woman to be jumped in parachute. October 11th 1802, it deposits in the name of her husband a patent on the “apparatus says parachute, intended to slow down the fall of the nacelle of a balloon after the explosion of this one. Its essential bodies are a fabric cap supporting the nacelle and a wood circle which is in lower part and outside the parachute and being used to hold it a little open during the rise: it must facilitate its development at the time of separation with the balloon, by maintaining an airstream there. ”
The October 3rd and October 4th 1803, Garnerin accomplishes with its montgolfier the first air voyage of long distance between Moscow and Polova in Russia on a course of 300 km, then, November 22nd and 23rd 1807, it carries out a voyage 395 km between Paris and Clausen in Germany.
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