The ERA Foundation is extremely saddened to share the news that Dr Angelo Grubisic died on Tuesday during a planned jump in Saudi Arabia.
Angelo, who was at the centre of one of our Born to Engineer films, had worked for NASA and the European Space Agency before becoming a lecturer of astronautics at the University of Southampton, where he was involved in work to develop safer and better-performing wingsuits.
While Angelos professional focus was on engineering faster and safer wingsuits his legacy will go beyond this. He inspired students to consider careers in science and engineering.
Angelo made many pioneering contributions to the University’s research into astronautics and was incredibly popular with his students and colleagues.
Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this terrible time.