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Tracker Video Analysis: Skydiving Without a Parachute Documents

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Tracker Video Analysis: Skydiving Without a Parachute 

written by Rhett J. Allain

Gary Connery recently jumped out of a helicopter from 2,400 feet and landed without a parachute. Although he didn't use a parachute, he still had one - you know, just in case. Another somewhat important piece of information: he was wearing a wingsuit - basically a suit that makes a
human more like a flying squirrel.   The video analysis in this item explores the physics behind this stunt.  The zip file contains the Skydiving Without a Parachute entry, a video of Gary Connery landing, and a Tracker video analysis file.    A discussion of the physics for a car on the wall was posted on the Dot Physics blog for Wired.  

To open the Tracker file, download and run Tracker from Tracker is free.

Published June 5, 2012
Last Modified June 4, 2012

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Supplemental Documents

Skydiving Without a Parachute Side View Tracker Package 

Skydiving Without a Parachute Side View  video clip and Tracker files.

Last Modified June 5, 2012

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