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Rocket belt
American test vehicle. In the 1960's Bell Aerosystems caught the public imagination with a series of rocket and jet-powered rocket belts. Rocket belt-equipped fliers became a symbol of the future and a fixture at World Fairs, football games, etc. But the technology was too expensive and limited to ever be adopted for military or civilian terrestrial purposes.

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Family: test vehicle. Country: USA. Agency: Bell. Bibliography: 18, 8542.

1961 June 8 - . Launch Vehicle: Rocket belt.
  • Rocket belt demonstrated. - . Nation: USA.

    Small rocket lift device demonstrated publicly for the first time at Fort Eustis, Va., a rocket belt developed by Bell Aerosystems, which lifted Harold M. Graham in a controlled free flight to an altitude of 15 feet and a standup landing 150 feet from his starting point.



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