Jet Packs - for real


Back in the late '60s and early 70's, I was Lost in Space junkie. Love the idea of Space travel, ray guns, a d when I saw John Robinson fly in that Jet Pack. Man, I wanted to get one of those.

Here it is, some 40 years later and there is no safe personal jet packs available on the open market that you can use to commute to work. But it looks like there are some serious enthusiast out there. Check out this report from the second annual Rocketbelt Convention. Cool stuff. I love the last line: "... paraphrasing the words of the great Stephen Colbert: For years we’ve been promised little wrist-sized televisions, a meal in a pill and jetpacks —- let’s hope this year that promise finally becomes a reality."