How do jetpacks work? And why don't we all have them? - Richard Browning
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A Jet-Suit paramedic could transport life-saving equipment to those in need quickly. Read more about it here. A Jet-Suit could allow elite units to board a ship more quickly than dropping people by helicopter or climbing aboard from another vessel. A jet-suit might provide quick evacuation for elite units, and it could easily cover mined areas or clear rivers/water and reach those in need with information or supplies. Other uses of Jet Suits might include evacuating people doing dangerous jobs, such as dam repair, reaching and evaluating land devastated by natural disasters.
Dive into the history of Gravity Industries and learn about them from this issue of STEM magazine. The book Taking on Gravity by Richard Browning can be purchased here. Watch Browning's TED talk about the early invention and progress of the jet suit. Find the latest activities and videos of Gravity Industries by following them on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. You can also find them on Instagram and TikTok using the handle @TAKEONGRAVITY.
Click the links below to find out how the Jet Suit works, the design and placement of engines, and what happens if things go wrong! These three episodes Gravity Industries Jet Suit innovation feature Richard Browning, who is an inventor and one of the educators of this TED-Ed lesson.
EP1. - 1000bhp Gravity Jet Suit Explained: Jet Engines & human control
EP2. Engines on legs? Richard explains why Gravity don't use them but reveals unseen test footage!
EP3. EPIC FAILS! Gravity Team Pilots Review!
People love flying jet-suits! Flight experiences are currently bookable at the famous UK Goodwood Racetrack. Gravity have flown to inspire and entertain all over the world, including the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 70th anniversary of Baseball and at a Cisco live corporate event.
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