P3_9 Using a Jet Pack to Slow a Human’s Descent

Robert Pierce, Allen Phong, Mike McNally, Thomas Searle


The use of a hydrogen peroxide jet pack as a means of slowing down and stopping a human falling through the atmosphere from a terminal velocity of 67ms-1 to rest, with a deceleration of 1g is investigated. It is estimated that 5 litres of fuel would be required to decelerate a human, an amount easily available with current jet pack technology.

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