How do Parachutes Work?

ROCKET READER Parachutes were very amusing when you’re a kid. They are common science projects at school. They are fairly easy to make and require only inexpensive materials. However in the real world, using a parachute while free falling has

Jump without a Parachute

ROCKET READER The use of parachutes when jumping off a plane has been customary. It’s natural to rely on these devices to get you down on earth in one piece, even Evel Knievel used one. However some people are not

Parachute Skydiving and Other Sports

ROCKET READER After World War I and II parachutes were used for different purposes. Pushing the limits of extreme sports, new variants of parachuting was created. The origin of skydiving in uncertain but its popularity later on led to different

Parachute Science

ROCKET READER We all know what parachutes are for. They are very to make as a science project. However the science behind a parachute is not as easy as you think. There are key factors that you have to consider.

A Brief History of Parachutes

ROCKET READER The physics behind a parachute is easy to understand. But making real ones are far from easy. Making toy parachutes seem like a good idea for an easy science project but experimenting with different variations is not as

Types of Parachutes

ROCKET READER In its basic sense, a parachute is neither made for travel and sports, it was created to increase safety while descending from a certain altitude. It is a medium to delay the pull of gravity from earth when