We're getting to that part-scary, part-exciting moment where we can create the things we see in the movies. And of all the movies to be pulling from, building something similar to Iron Man is nothing short of incredible. Meet Richard Browning, an oil trader turned gravity-defying inventor who's put together a flying Iron Man-like suit. However, he doesn't like to be compared to the Marvel superhero, probably because he doesn't want people to see this his creation as a war machine (see what I did there??). Aside from the movie comparisons, Browning's journey through trial and error is inspiring to say the least. These flying suits aren't available to the public just yet--thank god--as he's still perfecting it but it's amazing how far he's come. What's that saying? "One small step for man..." or something?
It’s like a real-life Iron Man.— CNN (@CNN) July 24, 2018
This flying suit was built using 3D printed parts, specialist electronics and five jet engines. It can soar at speeds of 32 mph and climb to 12,000 feet... And you can buy it. https://t.co/9ufGV5mj5e pic.twitter.com/V1Oysy8Ylh