Buck Rogers in the 21st Century


From Fox News:

A man used a hydrogen-peroxide powered jet pack to travel 1,500 feet across the Royal Gorge near Canon City on Monday…The Royal Gorge, cut by the Arkansas River in southern Colorado, is more than 1,100 feet deep.

Katherine Mangu-Ward wondered in our October 2007 why we don't all have our jetpacks, or other signifiers of the future of the past (or the past of the future).

A Google Buck Rogers timeline.

UPDATE: CNN footage, for them that must see to believe.