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Jet Packs Finally On Sale: How to Buy Your Rocket Belt

The good news: Not one, but two companies are selling jet packs. The bad news: The tech has a long way to go.<p>> <b><br>TAM ROCKET BELT</b><br>%" style="border-bottom:1px solid #cccccc;"><b>MODEL</b><br>%"><b>JET PACK H202</b><br>More than 60 mph <b><br>TOP SPEED</b><br>70 mph<br>30 seconds <b><br>FLIGHT TIME</b><br>33 seconds<br>$250,000 <b><br>PRICE</b><br>$155,000 <br>To some extent, …

California company Aerofex accepting preorders for $85,000 hoverbikes

You still can’t buy a flying car, but this is the next best thing.<p>"Where are my flying cars?!" is an oft-repeated question from despairing futurists, …

For $150k you could be Buzz Lightyear - CNN.com

Introducing the "Martin Jetpack," the brainchild of New Zealand inventor Glenn Martin.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>Martin Jetpack<p>1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p><i>Editor's note: Art of Movement is CNN's monthly show exploring the latest innovations in art, culture, science and</b> …

Jetpack 'motorbike in the sky' gets test approval in New Zealand - video

A prototype jetpack developers are calling their 'motorbike in the sky' can be tested by manned flights, the country's civil aviation authority says. The New Zealand company behind the venture wants the vehicle, which can climb to above a km, to become commercially available. The jet pack's current …

World's First Jetpack to Hit the Market in 2014, New Prototype Unveiled

New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft Company has redesigned the Martin Jetpack in preparation for the personal aircraft’s commercial launch in mid-2014. The …

Aviation

Yes, This Is A Real-Life Jetpack Flying Around At A Futuristic Conference (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON — Those of you pondering the future and wondering where your jetpack is, take heart: A human pilot flew a real jetpack for 20 glorious seconds in front of a packed crowd Saturday (May 17) at the "Future is Here" festival, hosted by Smithsonian Magazine.<p>The pilot flew around inside the …

Martin Aircraft Unveils World's First "Practical" Jetpack

The jetpack is the quintessential mode of futuristic transportation – and if all goes well for New Zealand’s Martin Aircraft, you might have the …

Aviation

PM/AM: Jetpack to the Future

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Remember when the future promised us jetpacks? Well, now the present is finally catching up—sort of. At "The Future is Here" …