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May 14, 2008

"Fusion Man:" Swiss Inventor Discovers Way to Fall from Plane at Slightly Slower Speed than Gravity

Yeah, I know gravity is a force of acceleration, not speed. Shut up.

It's kind of cool that this guy straps on a wing loaded with rocket engines to his back and "flies," sort of. But a plane takes him up, he glides around a bit, and then he deploys a parachute.

So I'm not really seeing this as "vehicle-free flying" so much as "rocket-assisted falling."

Skip ahead in the video to see him, um, "flying."

If I'm grousing, it's because I see a diversion of resources that could be going into flyin' car technology.

Thanks to JackM.


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