Did The Iron Man Suit Just Become A Reality?
It is literally my favorite scene in any Marvel movie; maybe one of my favorites in any film. Tony Stark, Robert Downey Junior, dons the Iron Man Suit (Mark II) for the first time.
“Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk…” said Tony.
Iron Man Suit: A Reality?
Of all of the moments in the MCU, none felt more “real” than the first test-flight of the Mark II Iron Man suit. Flying over Santa Monica Pier — a spot I’ve been — the movie and the Marvel Cinematic Universe took off from there.
I also admit that the “tinkering” done by Tony made the whole thing — and Jon Favreau’s first Iron Man movie — more “human” for me.
Enter Adam Savage (MythBusters) and the new “Savage Builds” team, who actually built a working, bulletproof Iron Man suit.
We went behind the scenes with former MythBusters star Adam Savage for his new series Savage Builds. In the first episode Adam builds a titanium Iron Man suit modeled directly from Marvel Studios, with the hopes of actually flying it.
Meanwhile, scientists in Europe are working to perfect an Iron Man-style suit, as well.
A super-strong 3D printed body armour has been created by researchers at Loughborough University which can be moulded to fit any body shape perfectly.
The Loughborough University team developed the 3D-printed body armour in conjunction with the Home Office and Ministry of Defence (MOD).
- The armour rapidly deposits thin layers of heat-resistant fibres together to create a protective panel that can slot into military and police vests.
- It could also protect against the a blunt-force trauma or a slash from a knife around the torso area, according to researchers.
- Dr. Tom Payne, a senior scientist from the MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, who was involved with the project, said the gear could also solve the issue of ‘heavy or inflexible’ clothing currently used by law enforcement professionals, the publication said.
‘You could have a high level of protection around the torso around the area where they are moving around. It could protect against slash and blunt-force trauma,’ said Dr. Andrew Johnson, lecturer in product design at Loughborough University, told the Telegraph.
Then there are other private inventors exploring how to make a suit with a working helmet.
What kid hasn’t wanted to put on a jet pack and fly around? Soon, that wish might become a reality. In the meantime, I am happy to watch YouTube videos of folks trying to fly.
Question: Would you try flying in an Iron Man suit? Let us know in the comments below.