Jetpacks Gear Up to Go Mainstream
They’re taking off. New Zealand-based jetpack manufacturer Martin Aircraft Company soared in its Australian Stock Exchange debut today, before falling back to where it started. The fueled backpacks — which can zoom at 46 mph and rise 800 feet — are set to hit the market next year. Early jetpack concepts captured imaginations in Space Age movies and TV but have seemed stuck in development ever since. Now fans can finally save for the $200,000 estimated sticker price and enjoy the stock’s wild ride.