This blog is about the Rust Belt, politics and the Mahoning Valley. This post has nothing to do with any of that because I like things that fly and I love the idea of a personal jet pack. So today we have video of a jet pack and links to the story about the jet pack.
Growing up I dreamed of going to the Moon, watching people land on Mars and lots of other things that are very, very overdue. I've made it into my late 30's and I see no flying cars, no person has gone out of low Earth orbit since I was about two years old and in a few years the United States will have a gap where we do not have manned spaceflight capability.
There have been small things that gave me hope over the years. The space station is up with a commitment to finish it. There are plans to return to the Moon. Private companies like Virgin Galactic are making a go of flying ordinary people into outer space.
And then I see the news today. A kid is flying an ultralight aircraft invented by his dad that you can strap to your back. Unlike the older rockets that have been around since the Sixties, these folks claim their jet pack can fly for up to 30 minutes with a range of 30 miles.
All I can say is gimme. Here's the video.
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