May 14, 2008: Yves Rossy soars skyward at 134 mph wearing a homemade jet-fueled wingsuit. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images
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In this episode of Cocktail Party Science, host Chuck Cage sits down with features editor Nicole Dyer and Eric Hagerman, author of “Wingman” to learn more about just what kind of lunatic straps jet engines to his back and leaps out of an airplane. Learn more about how Yves Rossy’s homemade jet-fueled wingsuit works, why there’s nothing crazy about his mission. Plus: hey! What about a bird strike?

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