Science: Leap, Eat & Die

Other space news of the week:

¶ At Fort Eustace, Va. a helmeted engineer from Bell Aerosystems Co. leaped a truck with a "rocket belt." With 100 lbs. of tanks, tubes and nozzles strapped to his back, he began his flight by flexing his knees and turning a valve. With an earsplitting racket, superheated steam from decomposing hydrogen peroxide jetted out of two down-pointed nozzles and slowly lifted him off the ground. In a 15-sec. flight he cleared the Army truck and made a perfect two-foot landing 150 ft. from his takeoff. The Army,...

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