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I`m guessing it won`t be long before Martin-Marietta sues them for "stealing" their name, or even tries to claim that the technology was stolen from them...
Oh well, we can`t always be perfect. :-?
This video is NOT "nearly 50 years old". This video was made by the Martin Jetpack Company of New Zealand, which has no connection or affiliation with the Martin Company, Martin-Marietta, or Lockheed-Martin.
The Martin Jetpack Company was not founded until 1998.
Plus, color video cameras capable of producing the quality of video shown here, and on the companies website did not exist 50 years ago.
Anyway, I`m not sure I want to live in a world with jetpacks and flying cars. People can barely drive the stuff we have now.
In 1961 the Martin Company merged with American-Marietta Corporation to become Martin Marietta, so this video (film, actually) had to have been made before that.
When you look at it in that light, it`s pretty damned cool.
Okay I know I`ve already said this way to many times, but: I WANT ONE...NOW.
Still pretty cool, though.