A sky diver attempting to jump to Earth from space should have concentrated harder during Physics lessons, according to experts.
Jim Howell thought a leap from space would be a natural progression from jumping from tables, buildings and aeroplanes. But a fundamental misunderstanding of the laws of gravity have led to red faces, a lost deposit on a space suit and a concerned parachutist trapped in permanent geostationary orbit.
Howell's trainer is unrepentant. He believes the mission could still be a success if the plucky plummeter would just unpack the giant anvil from his rucksack, cling to it and try jumping down a bit harder.