No flying cars yet, but the jetpack is almost here

Named as one of Time magazine's Top 50 inventions for 2010, the Martin Jetpack is -- according to the company -- the world's first practical jetpack.

If there is one vehicular tech promise that has captured our imagination for decades but never quite been delivered, it's the jetpack. From Jules Verne to James Bond in "Thunderball" to "The Rocketeer," we've pretended these things are just around the corner for a very long time. But for some reason, we don't have them yet. Well, not quite yet. The BBC's Jack Stewart headed to New Zealand recently to look at a company which hopes to again kindle our interest and bring us closer to our dreams with something called a Martin Jetpack

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Jack Stewart is a reporter with the BBC.

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