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Lights with solar-powered rechargeable batteries “The lights are helpful if you travel across large shadowed areas. Some areas in the polar regions are permanently dark.” My dad and Grandad Grey said Hitler was not going to get them out of their beds,” said Joan, who was 15 at the time. “All of a sudden a parachute mine sent to cause devastation hit the roof of number 13 next door to us. Everyone waited, expecting the worst, but it never happened. The whole street could have gone up, but an eerie silence was all that happened,” she said. The material itself isn’t as important as what the material can do. Manufacturers look for certain characteristics when developing and using parachute fabrics. Newspaper coverage at the time marvelled at her coolness: “As calmly as if she were going out on the porch to bring in the daily paper… [she] stepped out of an airplane,” wrote the New York Times. Of course, it was nothing new for Gray. She was an experienced stunt parachutist with 32 jumps under her belt, and possibly the only woman parachutist in America during the time she was active. After she landed, reporters asked “the attractive Miss Gray” how she felt, reported the Times. Her response: “all right.” Solar-powered radio receiver-transmitter “As people from the lunar outpost are looking for you, you should try to reach them. Maintaining communication with your outpost is essential.”

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Parachute fabric has to be flexible, lightweight, and durable, and there are several different materials that offer those benefits. Originally made of canvas, then silk, today’s parachutes may be made of ripstop nylon, terylene, or Kevlar, and manufacturers continue to innovate and experiment with materials to find the most effective, affordable, and reliable options for parachutes. Two 45.5-kilogram,(100-pound) tanks of oxygen “Oxygen to breathe is the most important survival need, since the Moon has virtually no atmosphere.” Clothshould possess a high resistance to the continuation of a tear already started,whereas breaking strength always applies to the simultaneous breaking of systemof yarns. meters (about 50 feet) of nylon rope “The nylon rope is useful in scaling cliffs or craters you may have to cross. To prevent injury or in case you cannot walk, rope is helpful for tying you to others.”

The eponymous essay, “Silk Parachute,” opens the collection. Despite being McPhee’s most anthologized piece, it mainly excels at its style, and its content is not as intellectually rich or complex as the later pieces. It serves as an adequate introduction to the book and establishes an introspective tone that will stand out to readers more accustomed to McPhee’s journalistic mode. First aid kit “No matter where you are, a first aid kit is a good idea. Be sure you carry pain medication and medicine for infections.” Rattlesnakes, for all their evolutionary perfection, are not the brightest creatures. "If a line of people walks past a rattlesnake, it aims at the first person, strikes at the second, and hits the third." Glaciation has replaced an asteroid or volcano as the leading theory for the cause of the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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Map of the Moon’s surface “A map of the Moon’s surface is your primary way to identify your location and to help you navigate.” Reading McPhee's lucid descriptions of [lacrosse], with its lightning pace and nuanced skill levels, one wonders why Americans spend so much time watching football . . . We're fortunate McPhee has written as much--and as well--as he has. For readers who have always wanted a more personal glimpse, Silk Parachute should be floating your way.” — Tim McNulty, The Seattle Times The assertion is absolutely false that when I came home from high school with an A-minus she demanded an explanation for the minus. Laura McPhee or Virginia Beahan talking about the landscape around Trenton, NJ (I'm not sure who exactly is being quoted, it might be a slight narrative allusion to the title and subject of this essay, and McPhee is playing with the reader a bit) in "Under the Cloth" by John McPheeInaddition to the structural analysis of the cloth, the properties measured areweight, breaking strength, tear resistance, elasticity, and air permeability. Before World War II, most parachutes were made of silk, though some were cotton, and the majority of America’s parachute silk came from Japan. Parachutes were essential to American military strategy, not just to help pilots stay alive, but also to successfully drop troops behind enemy lines. More than 13,000 Allied paratroopers landed during D-Day, including men from the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. Parachutes have an important job to do, so the fabric must exhibit certain properties to ensure it can withstand the extreme environment while protecting the people wearing the parachute: liters (10 gallons) of water “Though we believe there is some water in the form of ice on the Moon, there is no liquid water. Water is essential to all life. Currently, each astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) uses about 11 liters (3 gallons) of water daily.”

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Frenchman Jean Pierre Blanchard (1753-1809) was probably the first person to actually use a parachute for an emergency. In 1785, he dropped a dog in a basket in which a parachute was attached from a balloon high in the air.We have now covered everything even faintly unsavory that has been reported about this person in ninety-nine years, and even those items are a collection of rumors, half-truths, prevarications, false allegations, inaccuracies, innuendos, and canards. Solar-powered radio receiver-transmitter “Hopefully people from the lunar outpost are looking for you while you are trying to reach them. A solar-powered radio receiver-transmitter is important to maintain this communication.” But if champagne-making, nature photography and the U.S. Open are not the most daring of topics, McPhee deserves credit for writing about what he understands, and his depth of knowledge is unassailable. Moreover, he manages to tell very detailed stories without sacrificing any stylistic verve.

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