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3-D printed jet suit takes off at the Intrepid in New York

4 April 2019
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2019-04-04 14:00

A new 3-D printed jet suit took its first public flight on Wednesday, taking off and landing without incident a couple of times at the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. The new suit has five turbo jet engines, two smaller ones on each arm, and a larger one on the back.  The new jet suit is made by the British company Gravity Industries, which was started by inventor Richard Browning in 2017.

currently, Browning holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine-powered suit from his flight using an earlier model of the jet suit, reaching a speed of 32 miles per hour. Gravity Industries was in New York to take part in the 'Designing Our Future Summit,' a showcase for British innovation and design, sponsored by the British Government. The Designing Our Future Summit runs through April 4th in New York.

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