Man to jump out of plane without parachute live on TV tomorrow

Heaven Sent:  Luke Aikins will attempt to land in a safety net
Heaven Sent: Luke Aikins will attempt to land in a safety net

On Saturday, Luke Aikins will jump out of a plane at 25,000 feet with no parachute and no wingsuit to slow or control his descent back to earth. and attempt to land in a specially designed safety net.

The net is 100 x 100-feet suspended 200 feet above the Southern California desert.

Aikins explains that while the net may seem large to those on the ground, it will be nearly invisible from the height of his jump. So, he and his team designed a system of lights that are strong enough to be seen from 25,000 feet and change color depending on if he is on the right track to meet his target. 

"I wont just be guessing when I jump out at 25,000 feet, I'll know exactly where I need to go," Aikins says

Aikins will free fall for just 126 seconds before he hopefully lands successfully and the entire event will be shown live across America.

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