Coyoty (coyoty) wrote,
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NASA developing personal VTOL suits.



"I AM AERO-MAN!!!"

NASA is developing Vertical Take-Off and Landing vehicles that people would wear.  The user would step into the 12-foot body of the suit, take off like a helicopter, and then fly horizontally.  The suit would be powered entirely by electricity.  As with the Segway, the expected impact of the suit on transportation would be significant, with landing pads and repowering parking spaces being incorporated into building designs.  As with the Segway, I think the impact won't be as great as expected.

The named it "Puffin", probably because of the way it looks when landing.

New York Times story.

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