He's a rocket man, burnin' out his fuse up there alone. HBD Captain!
Looking to reclaim a little sense of wonder? Check out this breathtaking new footage of Swiss pilot Yves "Jetman" Rossy zooming around Japan's iconic Mount Fuji with an eight-foot-wide, rocket-powered, carbon-fiber wing of his own invention strapped to his back.
Have you ever thought about running a triathlon? And are you a big nerd? Well, you're reading Gizmodo so chances are you're at least half way there. Next year, for the first time ever, the Kennedy Space Center is going to open their gates for an awesome sporting event.
As if you weren't jealous enough of Yves Rossy, new footage has just been released of the Swiss Pilot, inventor and "aviation enthusiast" (who also goes by the not-so-subtle sobriquet of "JETMAN") soaring free as a rocket-powered bird high above the Swiss Alps.
Did you hear that William Shatner just released Seeking Major Tom—a whole record of space-themed cover songs? Oh thank you lord of the cosmos. In honor of Mr. Shatner, here's a rendition Rocket Man from 30 years ago.
Now that Christmas is out of the way, it's time to concentrate on those other Reindeer Games... like making your sled the most it can be, even if that involves strapping a rocket to it.
Ky Michaelson, or The Rocketman as he's known in some circles, doesn't trudge through the frozen winter tundra like the rest of us.
Godspeed, Yves Rossy, Godspeed! All 180 miles per hour of it, flying over the Alps with your four jets, guiding your carbon fiber and kevlar wings using just your body, and landing with your parachute on some boozetastic jacuzzi party on top of Mont Blanc. Then get drunk like a Japanese astronomer and fly away to the…
With Space Chimps officially the most anticipated monkey movie of the summer, it's time to take a serious look at our spacefaring simian cousins. (Especially after we discovered our readers are as obsessed with monkeys as we are.) And it turns out there are way more of them than we'd realized, including space-monkey…
The year is 2199, and you've just entered the long phase of your thirty-year journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy. You're about to enter suspended animation when, oops, something goes wrong. You end up stranded an a decent-sized chunk of asteroid, and thanks to the technology of the future, you have a…
You may remember that Virgin Galactic planned to build a Spaceport in New Mexico. Well, a winning design has now been chosen, and construction on the 100,000-square-foot facility is set to start in 2008. Is it just me, or does "spaceport" sound a little bit too sci-fi?