View Full Version : How Skydiver Jumped Without a Parachute (and Survived)

08-03-2016, 09:40 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/skydiver-jumped-without-parachute-survived-150938637.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/t.iLonFuqg4Bt42NWtD1Hw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/LiveScience.com/luke-aikins-portrait.jpeg" width="130" height="86" alt="How Skydiver Jumped Without a Parachute (and Survived)" align="left" title="How Skydiver Jumped Without a Parachute (and Survived)" border="0" /></a>Skydiver Luke Aikins became the first person to jump from a plane without a parachute or wingsuit this past weekend, carrying out the daring stunt on live television. To accomplish such a jump with a parachute, a skydiver would typically jump from the plane, free-fall at 120 mph (190 km/h) or faster and then, at higher than 2,500 feet (760 m) above the ground, deploy the parachute, according to Nancy Koreen, spokeswoman for the U.S. Parachute Association. The parachute works to slow the skydiver&#039;s descent enough for a safe landing, she told Live Science.</p><br clear="all"/>