Rocket pack now on sale for first time

 

The world’s first commercially-available rocket pack is now on the market for $250,000 (U.S.).

The hydrogen-peroxide powered packs, known as Rocket Belts, can propel the wearer to speeds of up to 60mph. The custom-made 800 horse-powered rockets will launch adrenaline junkies as high as 300ft.

The belt is a copy of the gadget created by Wendell Moore, an engineer at the American firm Bell Aerosystems, in 1961. As well as being used in the James Bond movie “Thunderball,” Mr Moore’s rocket pack was also flown in the opening ceremony of the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Anyone who buys the new version will receive a machine to make its rocket fuel, hands-on training and 10 training flights. The firm also offers maintenance and 24-hour support.

More info:  UK Telegraph article

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