If the story of Icarus teaches us anything, it is that man was not meant to fly. However, one 48-year-old Swiss former fighter pilot has a different opinion. Yves Rossy unveiled his self-made rocket pack this Wednesday, and proceeded to leap from an aircraft over the Alps and fly at speeds of up to 186 miles per hour, before parachuting back to earth. This stunt was the culmination of five years of training, and was the first public demonstration, in front of the world's press, of his invention. The video of this event can be found here, there's no sound and it only lasts a minute or so, but it is incredible!
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