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Jetpacks Coming Soon?

Updated: October 4, 2014 3:49 pm

Humans always wanted to fly and this passion made many breakthrough discoveries—be it Wright brothers, who created the airplane, or the present scientists, who are striving hard to make humans fly. But will they succeed?

Humans always had a dream—a dream to touch sky. Now it seems to becoming a reality because of many breakthrough advancements made in the making of what is commonly known as jetpacks. From the first promising flight tests in the 1940s, jetpack technology has faced many problems. In fact, over the decades, jetpacks have simply been unable to overcome some very fundamental problems. But it hasn’t been all bad news. If we go with the news report, there have been many discoveries which could solve those fundamental problems and soon we will get jetpacks in markets.

One of the major advancement is the 4MM jetpack. Arizona State University made a successful project—4MM—which means 4-minute mile. The overall goal is to get the test subject to be able to run a 4-minute mile which was not earlier capable of doing so. The researchers at the university have done something different with the jetpack concept. The team has reduced the amount of force; its device does not enable a person to fly but with instantaneous thrust it can allow a faster movement and agile motion.

Another breakthrough comes with news which can make jetpack a reality. The aviation company Martin Aircraft, founded by Glenn Martin, has gathered $6.5 million for its kick-starter campaign to make jetpacks. The biochemist Glenn Martin started designing the jetpack back in 1981.

The future is going to be pretty awesome. It is not a distant dream when each one of us will have our own personal jetpack. Instead of a long, slow daily commute, we’ll zip straight to work at 100 mph, skimming along the tree tops. Family vacations will include jetpack trips to scenic locations unmarred by roads. Workers will use jetpacks to complete work in high places, such as inspecting bridge supports or even cleaning skyscraper windows.

By Rohan Pal

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