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date: 09 July 2020

Hang Gliding 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Claire PagenClaire PAGEN

Hang gliding—soaring on air currents using a sail attached to a frame—is a relatively new sport, but one that has been evolving ever since Leonardo Da Vinci created his first designs of flying machines. The modern hang glider evolved from a NASA engineer’s design for a spacecraft reentry device. The design was later adapted for use by humans on foot, giving rise to the modern sport of hang gliding. ...

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