Da Vinci's Design Takes Flight
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Leonardo da Vinci always had his eye on the future. Among his designs: the ideal city, a self-propelled car, and a parachute. This past weekend a Swiss amateur parachutist became the first person to successfully make it to the ground using that parachute. He did so after jumping from a helicopter. That by the way is one of the several flying machines da Vinci sketched more than 500 years ago.
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