US Skydiver Completes 7,600-Meter Jump Without Parachute
An American skydiver has survived a 7,600-meter jump from an airplane, although he did not use a parachute.
Luke Aikins dropped into a huge safety net on Saturday after falling for about two-minutes over the desert in California.
Aikins reached a speed of 193 kilometers per hour during the jump. He fell safely into a 30-meter by 30-meter net. Cranes held the net about 65 meters over the desert floor.
Aikins became the first-ever skydiver to land safely without a parachute.
The 42-year-old husband and father has jumped out of planes many thousands of times. But never once had he left a plane without a parachute. Aikins said he was nervous before this jump. "We're talking about jumping without a parachute," he told reporters. "I take that very seriously. It's not a joke."
Aikins prepared for two years to make the jump. Three skydivers with parachutes made the jump with him. They video recorded the event and carried equipment Aikins needed, like an oxygen mask. He removed the mask after falling about 2100 meters.
Aikins rolled in the air just moments before he hit the net so as to land on his back. The net stretched deeply.
The skydiver did not move for several seconds as the net was lowered to the ground. Then, Aikins stood, waved his arms and hugged his wife.
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1.safety net 安全网；安全保障
Welfare is the only real safety net for low-income workers.
2.drop into 落入；进入
You cannot drop out of school and just drop into a good job.
3.jump out of 跳出
I can jump out of the well and visit my friends.
4.fell into 掉进；变成
In late 1975, she fell into a black depression
1.They video recorded the event and carried equipment Aikins needed, like an oxygen mask.
oxygen mask 氧气面罩
She was breathing using an oxygen mask.
The passenger grabbed for the oxygen mask.
2.Aikins rolled in the air just moments before he hit the net so as to land on his back. The net stretched deeply.
so as to 以便；以致
Teachers should restrain themselves so as to set a good example.
Let's turn in early, so as to get up early tomorrow to catch the train.
艾金斯跳伞时的平均时速达每小时193千米 。他安全降落到一张长宽约30米的安全网中 。起重机将安全网拉紧，离地面约65米高 。
现年42岁的艾金斯已为人夫、为人父，其跳伞经历也多达上千次 。但这是唯一一次没有使用降落伞的高空跳 。艾金斯说：跳伞之前，他很紧张 。他告诉记者我们之前谈论过这次的无伞跳，我很认真地看待这件事，这不是开玩笑 。
为了这次跳伞，艾金斯准备了两年 。3名携带降落伞的运动员陪他一起完成了本次高空跳伞 。他们负责拍摄此次跳伞并携带艾金斯所需设备，如氧气面罩 。当他们降落至2100米的高空时，艾金斯摘下了氧气面罩 。
在即将降落的最后一刻，艾金斯突然在空中转身以保证能背部着地 。安全网因重力被大幅度拉伸 。
刚降落到安全网的几秒内，艾金斯一动不动 。然后，艾金斯站起来，挥舞着双臂并且拥抱了他的妻子 。