Robert Gannon, who passed away on Nov. 3, wrote more than 117 major articles for Popular Science. While reporting his last piece, "Jump! Jump!" (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.