Rob Gannon's final adventure story for PopSci.
Robert Gannon, who passed away on Nov. 3, wrote more than 117 major articles for Popular Science. While reporting his last piece, "" (Jan. '03), a profile of high-altitude skydiver Cheryl Stearns, Rob experienced the feeling of falling through space firsthand. Because of space constraints, we didn't run the piece in the magazine, but here it is below, a fitting example of Rob's enormous skill as a writer and reporter.
HOW CHERYL STEARNS TAUGHT ME TO FLY
By Robert Gannon