Orbital Outfitters Skydiving Expert Dies in Accident

A man who helped lead an effort to establish orbital skydiving as a new extreme sport was killed last week in a diving accident in Switzerland.

Eli Thompson headed up the Space Diver Dive team for Orbital Outfitters, a California-based start up company that is designing suits for high-altitude diving and suborbital space flights. Thompson was killed in a skydiving accident in Lautterbrunnen, Switzerland on August 28.