Photo: Will "Flying Squirrel" Suit Let Skydivers Jump Without Chutes?



A BASE jumper leaps off a 1,200-foot-high (4,000-meter-high) cliff wearing a wingsuit of his own design in Switzerland on July 15, 2002.

Designers the world over are in a race to develop the first wingsuit—a special dive suits that resembling a flying squirrel costume—that a person can land safely without the aid of a parachute.

Photograph by Olivier Renck/Aurora/Getty Images


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