What Is a Parachute Made of?

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Parachutes are made of strong weaved nylon and sometimes silk material. Nylon is strong enough to slow the motion of an object by creating drag. Parachutes are used to drop foods, medicines, bombs as well as carry people.
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Parachutes were originally made of silk, but now they are probably made of an artificial material like nylon.
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The first successful parachute jump from a great height was made by French aeronaut Jacques Garnerin in 1797. He jumped 3,000 feet (914 meters) from a hot-air balloon.
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A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag, or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift. Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong cloth, originally silk, now most commonly nylon.
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