JB-9 Jetpack

David Mayman, an Australian entrepreneur who has spent the past 10 years designing and building prototypes of the wearable flying JB-9, soared across the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, looping around the Statue of Liberty before landing safely on the deck of a boat. Currently the world’s only functional jetpack, it’s small enough to fit in the trunk of a car, but powerful enough to propel its wearer 10,000-feet above ground, and achieve speeds of 63 mph. A pilot can fly with the jet turbine-powered backpack for about 10 minutes before the device needs to be refueled. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including professional fencers putting on an amazing dual lightsaber show.

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