Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse’s jump

Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse’s jum

Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse’s jum

Jeanne Geneviève Labrosse’s jump
On October 12, 1799, Labrosse became the first woman to parachute, from an altitude of 900 meters in France. She went on to complete many ascents and parachute descents in towns across Europe. On 1802, she filed a patent application (on behalf of her husband) for “a device called a parachute, intended to slow the fall of the basket after the balloon bursts.”

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