Up, Up, And Away!

If there’s one thing that people will just keep trying to invent, it’s the personal jetpack. That day may be closer than we thought, however, as Rick Herron of Skywalker Jets (warning: flash site with cheesy music) has made a prototype rocket pack that can propel a person around in the air for about five minutes – best of all, there are no unfortunate barbecued-flesh issues with the design, either. So (pending further investment, R&D, FAA approval – and your payment of $200k, of course), you could be Boba Fett-ing around in style any day now.