• Short Summary

    Fantastic story about a new 'Jump Jet' for use by astronauts being demonstrated.

  • Description

    Brands Hatch, Kent.

    Several shots show a man in a white jump-suit and helmet being strapped into a new jet pack, devised for use by astronauts in space or on the moon (?). The demonstration seems to be part of a press conference at Brand's Hatch racetrack; photographers and film cameramen are seen in the crowd around the 'astronaut'.

    Some great shots show the man demonstrating a jump jet flight - he goes up pretty high! There is a cheesy and unconvincing cutaway to C/U of the man's face, smiling during his supposed flight. After landing he lines up beside a Grand Prix racing car, and the two start off on a race, the car speeding along the ground and the man sweeping through the air in the jump jet!

    Looks like great fun - I want one!

    Note: one of the men attending to the astronaut has 'Bell Aerosystems / Textron / Rocket Belt Team' on the back of his jacket - presumably the makers or developers of the invention.

    Cuts exist - see separate records.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    375.10
    Media URN:
    4091
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/08/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:50:00 / 01:46:13:00
    Canister:
    CP 608

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