Up, Up and Away

Glenn Martin’s jetpack has set a new flight record this month climbing at a rate of 8 feet per minute, reaching an altitude of 5ft, then soaring back to earth safely on an emergency parachute. “This successful test brings the future another step closer,” Martin said in a statement. “This test also validated our flight model, proved thrust to weight ratio and proved our ability to fly a jetpack as an unmanned aerial vehicle, which will be key to some of the Jetpack’s future emergency/search and rescue and military applications.” Christchurch-based Martin Aircraft Co. said the $1, jetpack was easy to fly and took about 2 hours to learn to operate.


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Search for Life on Venus Could Begin at Rocket Lab

Search for Life on Venus Could Begin at Rocket Lab

New Zealand-founded company Rocket Lab may be able to send a small spacecraft to probe the clouds of Venus long before NASA or other space agencies are able to do so,…