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Skydiving

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The traditional term for skydiving is parachuting, because jumpers use a parachute after they're done free falling. The first people to develop parachuting technology were soldiers in the US military. It became a recreational, competitive sport in 1951. If the diver points head-down during their fall, they can reach speeds up to 200 mph.

  1. 1. When did skydiving become a recreational sport?
    1. a. 1949
    2. b. 1951
    3. c. 1967
  2. 2. Who developed parachute technology?
    1. a. Athletes
    2. b. Astronauts
    3. c. The military
  3. 3. What is the traditional term for skydiving?
    1. a. Free falling
    2. b. Free jumping
    3. c. Parachuting