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Bell Aerospace Rocket Belt and The Flying Seat

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Uploaded on Jul 20, 2009

Footage from 1965 of the testing and public demonstrations of the Rocket Belt. The Flying Seat was a Bell Aerosystems Corporation sponsored research and development project. The idea of a "jet pack" was a result of large sums of money being put into vertical take-off and landing research at agencies like NASA or corporations like Bell Aerospace. Ideas were developed for the Army as these were hoped to be given to soldiers to use. Operators in this video include Robert Courter (Rocket Chair), Gordon Yaeger (Rocket Chair), Peter Kedzierski (Rocket Belt), and William Suitor (Rocket Belt).

Associated buildings at NASA Langley Research Center: http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/643; http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/1220; http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/1244

For an excellent description of the Bell Rocket Belt Program, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Roc....

Another great video is at http://www.youtube.com/user/hmgraham#....
NASA LaRC film#L-1298.

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