To fly on Titan, pack your wingsuit

Back-of-the-envelope math suggests that a human in a normal wingsuit running at ridiculously quick speeds (11 m/s), or in a quadruple-sized wingsuit running at normal speeds, could soar through methane clouds on Saturn's moon.

Okay, fine, as an undergrad class project, it glosses over some of the critical details like drag and how to actually reach takeoff speed, but if humans using their own power to fly over alien lands doesn't make you coo in awe, I can't help you.


Titan's northern hemisphere. Image credit: NASA

As for what it would look like, Cassini has shown us the way:

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