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Da Vinci's Design Takes Flight
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Leonardo da Vinci had his eye on the future. Among his designs: the ideal city, a self-propelled car and a parachute. A Swiss amateur parachutist last weekend became the first person to successfully make it to the ground using that parachute.

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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