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Explosive Color!: Crayola Crayon Rockets Soar Into The Sky Blue Heavens

Here is a case where a blown-up object literally gets blown-up. These XXXXXXXL Crayola Crayons are doubling as rocket projectiles. Why? Well, for one, they ARE sort of rocket shaped, so it makes sense in that regard. Number two, it’s just a really bitchin’ idea. Who doesn’t like blowing crap up? Designed by John Coker, who may or may not ...

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Fusion Man Makes It Across The English Channel

Remember the Swiss Fusion Man Yves Rossy who attempted to cross the English channel in his jet powered wing suit? Well, he made it. Rossy is the first person to ever fly between France and England with a jetpack strapped to his back. This historic flight took only 10 minutes as the “Fusion Man” flew at speeds of up to ...

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Fusion Man Attempting To Cross English Channel

Swiss “Fusion Man” Yves Rossy who debuted his jet powered wing suit back in May wants to fly across the English channel from Callais to Dover. Rossy is confident that his wing can make the journey. Last week he took a 22 mile test flight in Switzerland. His planned channel route should be approximately 29-30 miles. Rossy launches his jet ...

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Scotty’s Still Reaching For The Stars

Following the failed space funeral of Star Trek actor James “Scotty” Doohan, his son told BoingBoing that portions of Scotty’s ashes will continue to be launched into space until they finally enter orbit. Scotty’s ashes were lost aboard the SpaceX rocket that spun out of control last weekend, but space burial company Celestis keeps “backup supplies” of their customers remains ...

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Rocket Accident Scatters Human Remains Over The Pacific

It turns out that space funerals might not be such a great idea after all. Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX had their third failed launch in a row last night when the Falcon 1 rocket began spinning out of control less than two minutes after liftoff in the Marshall Islands. Aboard the doomed rocket were the ashes 208 people including Star ...

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Fusion Man Flies Around on Rocket-Powered Wings

What does an ex-fighter pilot do for thrills and kicks when he’s done shooting down krauts? He builds a unique rocket-powered flying machine, takes some opium and calls himself Fusion Man. Such is the life of 48-year-old Yves Rossy, the man behind the wings of his real-life Iron Man suit. Rossy is able to achieve speeds of 186 mph and ...

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