‘Iron Man' Lifts IIT-B Fest With A Jet-Powered Suit
The Times of India Mumbai|October 31, 2020
‘Iron Man' Lifts IIT-B Fest With A Jet-Powered Suit
Are those bulky astronaut suits undergoing an upgrade? Maybe yes. And space companies might be considering changing them to propulsive jet suits that would allow flight.
Hemali Chhapia

Inventor Richard Browning, speaking at IIT-B’s Techfest 2020, being held virtually because of Covid, said there were discussions to upgrade the astronaut suit. “There is a space organisation that has approached us to collaborate to use our motor flight. In other words, our propulsive devices on the arms and one on the back that could be used to replace the very old spacesuit where you got armrest and joysticks and little thrusters. They want to upgrade that using what we have done potentially. That is a conversation that is ongoing,” said the founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries, which makes jet suits that allow humans to put them on and take to the skies.

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October 31, 2020