Google Parachute Jump Logo For André-Jacques Garnerin

Oct 22, 2013 • 8:11 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Today on Google's home pages worldwide is a logo for the first parachute jump that took place 216 years ago today, on October 22, 1797.

French aeronaut André-Jacques Garnerin was the first to jump out of a gondola with a silk parachute at Parc Monceau, Paris. It was from a height of about 3,000 feet.

Google has this awesome interactive doodle that lets you control the jump and land where you'd like.

Here is a video of the jump:

Here is a static image of the logo:

Google Parachute Jump Logo For André-Jacques Garnerin

Did you have fun with this Google Doodle?

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10/22/2013 12:40 pm

Nifty doodle. Reminds me of an interactive flash thing I loved years (probably a decade) ago... ...can't seem to find it anymore. If anyone can help: It was black and white (I think) and the little guy jumped and instead of falling back to earth, he started to fly upwards. It goes on for quite awhile and once you go far enough into space, you start to come across squid and whale in space. As you can see, it really stuck with me. I would love to see it again, it was really great. If anyone happens to know about it, please respond here.


10/22/2013 12:55 pm

Yes! Found it. It is called 'Fly Guy'.


10/24/2013 03:51 am

Google is very good at honoring great people who have made great contributions in any way whatsoever We should be grateful to Google for this act of "patriotism" to humanity

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