a device, worn over the shoulders like a backpack, which enables the wearer to travel through the air or in space by means of jet propulsion
Now often regarded as something whose development has always been promised, but has never materialized.
[The space helmet] comes to you complete with flexible outer tubes attached to large double astral jet pack tanks with official space patrol commander insignia.
His jet pack was used up, and he was almost out of oxygen…but he’s alive!
‘With luck, we can get out—as far as the outside of the berg. But then…?’ ‘Then, we take a jet-pack each and head for Rainbow.’
Kris hit the jet-pack and went straight up.
One of the most science-fictiony problems to be investigated is that of personal jet-packs for EVA maneuvering. Almost 40 years ago Buck Rogers…wore miniature rockets on his back.
Flickermotes appeared in the air between the towers. Were they flying cars, Rob wondered, or possibly personal jetpacks?
I…searched the sky, hoping to see one of the supply ships docked close enough that a jet pack could bridge the gap.
He left the dinghy floating near Deuces, crossed into the cargo bay using a jet pack, and entered through the bay airlock.
Los Angeles Times
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