Sunday, November 3, 2013

Science Fiction meets Science Fact: A Real Life Iron Man Suit

Recently, we’ve had a lot of posts about how science fiction continually transforms into science fact. There’s the Alcubierre Warp Drive, Invisibility cloaks (3D printed invisibility cloaks), and now a real-life Iron Man Suit (officially called the “RL Mark VI”).

Instead of using the old-fashioned silk or nylon cloth, this design will allow the user to control a set of rockets (small aerospike engines attached to the suit boots) that will enable them to alter their position and speed. Ultimately, this will give the wearer pitch, yaw, and roll control while falling through the upper atmosphere and navigating back to Earth. The rockets will also allow individuals to land safely and softly. In short, the suit allows individuals to jump from amazing heights and return to Earth without a parachute.

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