Friday, March 6, 2020

The Man-Rocket (1961)

So this is just a fun bit of ephemera.  Everyone characterizes the space age as "Where's my jetpack?" This was shorthand for the promised wonders of the time. But some of those ideas were pretty awesome!

The rocket belt  was a real technology that was demonstrated widely at the World's Fair in 1961. This pamphlet from Bell  Aerosystems Company showed some of the wonders and science behind it.

In 2009 I blogged about Kornel Keds and His Exciting Bell Rocket Belt


1 comment:

  1. I saw the jetpack demonstration at the Seattle World's Fair. It was pretty amazing though, being just a kid, I was disappointed the flight didn't last longer--like in the comics.