The Hillwood Herald is the news blog of Hillwood Academic Day School. Written and published by the school’s upper grades (fifth through eighth), this blog tracks student, staff, and family happenings at the school.
Friday, January 22, 2010
NASA Creates Designs for Personal Flying Suit and Pictures of Space Suits from Past and Future
NASA announced that they are working on a flying suit. They are calling the suit "Puffin." They call it "Puffin" because it will have a wingspan of 14 and a half feet, and it will be 12 feet tall and at a weight of 300 lbs.
The suit isn't really a suit but a flying machine that you wear. Unlike a jet pack, it covers your whole body. It is powered by an electric engine, quiet, and lightweight. It also has a low impact to the environment. We should get rid of cars and just have these.