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Innovator and writer Richard Browning joins Dallas Campbell for an exclusive first look at his new book, Taking on Gravity. Having started his aviation business from his garage, Browning’s iconic Jet Suit captured the imaginations of millions and has inspired a new generation of creative minds to achieve the impossible. On this journey to the sky, Browning will talk about how his ideas took flight and pushed the boundaries of modern technology and engineering.

Biographies

Richard Browning is the founder of human propulsion technology start-up Gravity Industries Ltd, which he officially launched in March 2017 after inventing, building and patenting an ‘Iron Man-like’ flight system, the Daedalus flight suit. A former Royal Marine reservist, Richard worked on a number of innovations and new technologies at BP before becoming involved in several start-ups, including a solar project in Kenya, lighting schools via reconditioning old car batteries. His passion for flight and his vision for Gravity are inspired by his father, an aeronautical engineer and inventor.

Dallas Campbell is one of the most versatile and well-travelled factual TV presenters working in the industry. He has filmed in some of the most extraordinary and challenging locations all over the world. Beyond television Dallas is an author, speaker and ambassador for STEM education. He is an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association and this year won The Space Achievement Media Award at Sir Arthur Clarke Centenary Awards. His book Ad Astra: An illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet charts the history, science and culture of human spaceflight.

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Taking on Gravity

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Apollo

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