March 1 in aviation: first parachute jump, space explorations, plane crashes.

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American Captain Albert Berry made history on March 1, 1912, when he made his first parachute jump from a plane in Missouri. During the exercise, he got scared and his experience almost ended, the parachute being caught by the plane's landing gear.

Albert Berry tried this jump for promotional purposes to highlight the new model of the plane with which he flew, a biplane device signed Benoist, whose commander was Anthony Jannus. Above the barracks of Saint Louis and Jefferson, Berry made the jump, with the plane flying at an altitude of 460 meters.


Other aviation events on March 1.

The first flight of the Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) takes place.

On 1 March 1919, the German airline Deutsche Luft-Reederei (DLR) has started operating flights to Hamburg.


Astronaut Deke Slayton was born.

On 1 March 1924, was born Deke Slayton, American astronaut (d. 1993). He was one of NASA's original "Mercury Seven" astronauts. Due to a heart condition, he will serve as director of NASA flight crew operations.


Deke Slayton was responsible for all crew missions at NASA from November 1963 until March 1972, when he was granted medical authorization to operate, as a pilot, the Apollo-Soyuz test mode. At the time of the flight, he became the oldest person to fly in space.

The first passenger flight took place between Montreal and Vancouver.

February 1, 1939 , Clarence Decatur CD Howe inaugurated the first transcontinental TransCanada Air Lines passenger flight from Montreal to Vancouver.


An American Airlines Boeing 707 crashes in Jamaiva Bay.

On 1 March 1962, flight 1 al American Airlines, a Boeing 707 aircraft, crashes in Jamaica Bay (Queens, New York) due to a rudder failure, killing all 95 passengers and the crew on board.

The launch of the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-109.

On March 1, 2002, the Space Shuttle Columbia STS-109 was launched at 11:22:02 UTC. During this mission, the Hubble Space Telescope was serviced. It was also the last successful mission to Columbia before STS-107.

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