jetpacks

Breitling Wingwalkers

Watch Dudes in Jetpacks and Daredevil Wingwalkers Flying Over Dubai

The flight was filmed and posted on YouTube by XDubai, a group known for filming extreme sports in and around the desert city in 4K.
Grennan Milliken
12.29.16
Design

What Sci-Fi Gets Wrong, Design Fiction Could Get Right

Waving our hands at the future, from 'Minority Report,' to tablets, to drones in our faces.
Adam Rothstein
12.30.15
All Fronts

The US Army Was Promised Jetpacks, Too

Rockets belts and more would’ve helped infantry fly anywhere.
Joseph Trevithick
9.15.15
videos

Watch These Dudes Soar Over Dubai with Jetpacks

A Swiss pilot known for his aerial stunts has taken to the skies again in what may be the most insane footage of his jetpack-propelled flight yet.
Kari Paul
5.12.15
videos

The 4MM Is a Jetpack for Running Superfast, Not Flying

The four-minute mile is no longer the realm of elite professional runners.
Michael Byrne
9.13.14
machines

Look, Even the World's Most Badass Jetpack Is Useless

It's loud, hot, impractical, and still totally cool.
Jason Koebler
5.17.14
Motherboard Blog

The First "Practical" Jetpack May Be on Sale in Two Years

A New Zealand company's jetpack is finally moving to the test-flight stage.
Meghan Neal
8.13.13
Motherboard Blog

If You Like Beer and Jetpacks, Pabst Blue Ribbon Has You Covered

“Rocketing a Pabst into space” sounds like one of those terrible euphemisms you tend to use when you want to only half-admit that you’re binge-drinking aggressively, and it is. But keep this in mind the next time you’re getting thunderpermed at a...
Derek Mead
6.22.12
videos

Jetpacks? This Mexican Rocketeer's Been Flying Them In His Backyard For Years

Juan Manuel Gallegos, who we met recently, has spent the past 30 years devising and building and test-flying a full stable of rocket-powered conveyances in the backyard.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
2.26.10
mexico

Backyard Rocketeer: Jetpacking Laypeople

Juan Gallegos builds jetpacks
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.14.09