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Monday, August 06, 2007

What the hell is a rocketbelt?

The Rocketbelt Caper is being printed this week, but what the hell is a rocketbelt? This short video should explain...


1 comment:

Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey said...

There's a shot where the pilot (Bill Suitor?) flies behind a jagged peak. It looks like the filmmakers have gotten hold of footage shot for the U.S. Geological Survey at Hopi Buttes, Arizona, in 1966, when Bell Aerospace sent a team to participate in field geology exercises with Apollo astronauts. I'd like to see the USGS film some day.

See http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/of2005-1190.pdf
for Gerald G. Schaber's book on the Astrogeology Branch, which includes some nice Rocket Belt photos.