Since 2016, inventor and entrepreneur Richard Browning has dedicated himself to one ambitious mission: creating the perfect jet suit. The 'real-life Iron Man' founded Gravity Industries in 2017 to develop, test and produce his suit. In his first record attempt he hit a top speed of 32.02 miles per hour and in November 2019 he set out to smash that record with a more advanced version of his unique suit.
Before his attempt, we spoke to Richard about his journey to creating his suit and the changes he's made to help him in his record attempt. He also spoke of his plans for the future, which include selling suits to enthusiasts (it takes just a day to learn how to use them) and even the possibility of a racing series. Formula 1 with jet packs? Sign us up
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The second season of WIRED’s Future Cities series takes us inside one of the world’s biggest startup nations. With the most tech startups and venture capital per capita in the world, Israel has long been hailed as The Startup Nation. WIRED’s five-part series will look beyond Tel Aviv’s vibrant, liberal tech epicentre to the wider Holy Land region – the Palestinian territories, where a parallel Startup Nation story is emerging in East Jerusalem, Ramallah and the West Bank, as well as in the Israeli cybersecurity hub of Beersheba. And we will learn how the fertile innovation ecosystem of Silicon Wadi has evolved as a result of its unique political, geographical and cultural situation and explore the future challenges – and solutions – these nations are facing.