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1955 flying platform 'hover board'

US Navy demonstrates its Flying Platform in 1955, a "flying skateboard" or "hover board" vehicle.


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Comment icon #2 Posted by freetoroam on 24 January, 2013, 15:21
looks a bit rickety, and a touch dated for the times: The German scientists of World War 2 first created a rocket that reached space. The German V-2 (the A4 rocket weapon) was launched during World War II. According to test records, the first rocket to reach "space" was likely the fourth test launch on October 3, 1942. But i must say as a toy, it was probably fun. I WANT one too.
Comment icon #3 Posted by EllJay on 24 January, 2013, 15:47
It's a far cry from that to Marty McFly
Comment icon #4 Posted by Order66 on 24 January, 2013, 15:55
Marty McFly took the hoverboard back to 1955 where scientists found it, then reverse-engineered it to create the technology of the hoverboard which Marty would find in 2015. The grandfather paradox ...
Comment icon #5 Posted by Taun on 24 January, 2013, 17:12
When I was in high school we were promised flying cars and vacations on the moon by 1980... WHERE IS MY FLYING CAR?????
Comment icon #6 Posted by OverSword on 24 January, 2013, 17:19
They had a larger version in the intro to the original Johnny Quest cartoon being flown by machine gun toting frogmen. Those were the days.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Taun on 24 January, 2013, 17:22
And it seemed so sensible too! Those were the days indeed!
Comment icon #8 Posted by EllJay on 24 January, 2013, 17:22
Well, you were "promised" a Minsitry Of Truth, thoughtcrimes and Room 101 by . Be glad we didn't get that in full...yet.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Coffey on 24 January, 2013, 22:31
Scientists telling us Dogs have feeling and silly stuff like that when they could be making hover cars.
Comment icon #10 Posted by OverSword on 24 January, 2013, 22:42
I don't need a flying car, I'd rather have the jet pack!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Taun on 25 January, 2013, 11:43
Did you ever notice that when they were zooming along with those jet packs -without goggles - that the wind never seeme to affect them?... At least the bad guys were smart enough to wear eye protection...

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