Man Who Claimed to Be The Inventor of the Jetpack Dies

Justin Capra, a Romanian inventor who claimed to have invented the first functional jetpack, died on Monday at the age of 81. Capra used to say that he built his jetpack in 1956, well before Bell Aerosystems' 1961 untethered flights with their rocket belt. The only problem? He was never able to produce any credible… » 1/21/15 7:38pm 1/21/15 7:38pm

What a real flying human jet looks like

Our favorite flying human Yves 'Jetman' Rossy is up to his old tricks again of making us all feel like tiny little life wasters. This time, he took a majestic flying tour around Mt. Fuji in his quad rocket-powered jetpack that can go as fast as 185mph. Just look at him zoom across the sky like Iron Man. So incredible. » 11/06/13 6:59pm 11/06/13 6:59pm

Jet Pack Guy Crosses English Channel

I don't expect you mere wingless mortals to truly appreciate the accomplishment of a pilot who just crossed the 22-mile English Channel with a jetpack—that'd be like someone who can't read claiming to love the study of Cuneiform—but from one rocket man » 9/26/08 11:00am 9/26/08 11:00am to another, I salute you, Yves Rossy. Actually, what's that I see?…

Jetpack Inventor Answers the Hard Questions (and One Fun One)

There's more than a little skepticism surrounding the new Martin Jetpack. Promising a new era of ultralight flight, many of the claims (altitude capabilities and safety, especially) sound too good to be true. Before we took our test flight, we asked Glenn Martin, inventor, some of the tougher questions that we hadn't… » 8/05/08 3:45pm 8/05/08 3:45pm

Jetpack with a 10 Mile Range Available Soon for $226,000



Jetpacks, the invention we've all been waiting to become a reality for as long as we can remember (along with flying cars and teleporters), are pretty much a reality at this point. While a few months ago the only two commercially available jetpacks had paltry flying times of about 30 seconds, Jet Pack International… » 12/12/07 5:00pm 12/12/07 5:00pm