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The Mexican Backyard Rocketeer Flies Again (On CNN)

Before you complain again about living in 2010 and not yet having a jetpack to fly you to work, consider taking a trip to Mexico. There's only one person in the world who produces a complete flying rocket belt from start to finish -- from the parts to...
September 15, 2010, 5:12pm

Before you complain again about living in 2010 and not yet having a jetpack to fly you to work, consider taking a trip to Mexico. There’s only one person in the world who produces a complete flying rocket belt from start to finish — from the parts to the specialized fuel that powers it. His name is Juan Manuel Lozano and he lives in Cuernavaca, a city two hours south of Mexico City.

Our documentary on him is up again, this time on CNN (!). Fly over to CNN.com to read more and see the first part, and follow up with us here.

Further viewing: Meet the man who built a 20-foot flamethrowing exoskeleton in his backyard.