Orbital Outfitters Spacedivers jump from orbit



As if jumping from a plane wasn’t heart-stopping enough, a plan is afoot, via a company called Orbital Outfitters, to create “life jackets” that could allow astronauts to enter Earth atmosphere without a vehicle and without being torn apart. The plan is for space diving to be used both for sport and as an emergency escape for astronauts in low Earth orbit. Orbital Outfitters plan to make an initial jump of 120,000 feet in 2009. [GT]

High Dive (viaSciFi Tech)

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