An Aspiring Rocketeer Built This 3D-Printed, Underwater Jetpack

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Taking to the skies with a rocket strapped to your back is still a dangerous idea, despite how Hollywood typically portrays the stunt. So a product design student at Loughborough University created a safer way to fly—under water—with a jetpack that can propel a swimmer at speeds of up to eight miles per hour.

Archie O’Brien says it took him just a year to design and build a functional prototype of his CUDA jetpack, after learning that similar underwater propulsion devices

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