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Up, Up, and Away!

Rich Cooper Photography/Gravity Industries

Richard Browning stands in front of a crowd. Suddenly, engines roar to life. His feet lift off the ground, and he’s flying! Browning can zoom through the air thanks to a special suit he invented, called the Gravity Jet Suit.

It looks like a high-tech backpack with sleeves. The jet suit also has five small jet engines—two on each arm and one on his back. These allow Browning to fly at a top speed of 56 miles per hour.

For the past two years, Browning has been showing off his suit around the world. It’s a thrill every time. “You feel this huge power at your fingertips,” he says. “It feels like a dream.”