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Snaggy
Member # 123
 - posted May 14, 2008 23:28
The British start to release their X-Files... due to the deluge of requests.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/may/14/spaceexploration.military
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted May 15, 2008 02:06
Cool.
Any word on what this is?

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Swiss Mercenary
Member # 330
 - posted May 15, 2008 10:57
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Cool.
Any word on what this is?

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FUSIONMAN!
 
Grummash
Member # 4289
 - posted May 15, 2008 11:37
I heard an interview with this guy on the radio today...congratulations to a complete nutter. To sum up his experience - jumping out of the plane to start the flight and then landing using a two-stage parachute are both "a bit tricky". But in between you get eight minutes of rocket powered madness!!

[Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]
 
CrawGator
Member # 392
 - posted May 15, 2008 12:15
Buzz Lightyear lives! [Big Grin]
 
Stibbons
Member # 2515
 - posted May 15, 2008 13:52
That looks fun. Also ridiculously scary. But the important thing is I thought fun first?

Video of jet-powered-hang-glider-man in action...
 
Metasquares
Member # 4441
 - posted May 15, 2008 17:13
That looks photoshopped, but that takes some serious guts if it's real.
 
Serenak
Member # 2950
 - posted May 16, 2008 17:27
Meta

that is most certainly not 'shopped - the guy has been all over the UK media the last couple of days and it is real...

He is a Swiss and appears to be a total head case determined to make this thing go to the edge - I heard him on the radio saying he would love to be able to take off from the ground but it is just "too dangerous" and next time he wants to go for a "loop the loop" (madman [Smile] )

Brilliantly obsessed I think - how cool is that though
 
Metasquares
Member # 4441
 - posted May 16, 2008 18:36
The bokeh just looks sort of weird, which was what made me think it might have been.
 
Serenak
Member # 2950
 - posted May 17, 2008 09:22
I think the "weirdness" you are referring to is the visual distortion created by the thermal exhaust... after all the guy has 4 jets on that thing running at near full throttle....

But if it hadn't been plastered all over UK media I think I might have been pretty sceptical myself TBH..

[Wink]
 




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