The Resource The great American jet pack : the quest for the ultimate individual lift device, Steve Lehto, (electronic resource)

The great American jet pack : the quest for the ultimate individual lift device, Steve Lehto, (electronic resource)

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The great American jet pack : the quest for the ultimate individual lift device
Title
The great American jet pack
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the quest for the ultimate individual lift device
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Steve Lehto
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eng
Summary
Tracing the remarkable history of a certain kind of flying machine from the rocket belt to the jet belt to the flying platform and all the way to Yves Rossy's 21st-century free flights using a jet-powered wing this historical account delves into the technology that made these devices possible and the reasons why they never became commercial successes on a mass scale. These individual lift devices, as they were blandly labeled by the government men who financed much of their development, answered man's desire to simply step outside and take flight. No runways, no wings, no pilot's license were required. However, the history of the jet pack did not follow its expected trajectory and the devices that were thought to become as commonplace as cars have instead become one of the most overpromised technologies of all time. This fascinating account profiles the inventors and pilots, the hucksters and cheats, and the businessmen and soldiers who were involved with the machines, and it tells a great American story of a technology whose promise may yet, one day, come to fruition
Summary
Steve Lehto gives us the definitive history of this and related devices, explaining how the technology arose, how it works, and why we don't have them in our garages today
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contains biographical information
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10182155
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Midwest
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Lehto, Steve
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629.1/4
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Personal propulsion units
  • Aeronautical engineers
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adult
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the quest for the ultimate individual lift device
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The great American jet pack : the quest for the ultimate individual lift device, Steve Lehto, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11333860
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1 online resource
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  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781613744338
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11333860
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remote
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The great American jet pack : the quest for the ultimate individual lift device, Steve Lehto, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11333860
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613744338
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11333860
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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