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Rocket Man

Doesn't this picture make it look like this man is flying? Well, guess what -- he is.

The machine he is using is a rocket pack. It's like a backpack, except instead of holding books, it lets you fly.

You can't fly for very long, though. This rocket pack can only let you fly for 30 seconds.

This rocket pack was made for the US army in the 1960s, but they decided it wasn't practical to have people fly this way, even though it was fun.

The man in the picture is in Australia. The rocket pack he's using is the only one that travels the world for shows so that lots of people can see it.

The words of the day

rocket

火箭 (huo3 jian4)

practical

實際的 (shi2 ji4 de5)

Your idea sounds cool, but it's too expensive to be practical.

你的主意聽起來不錯,但是太貴了,不太實際。


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