Real-Life Rocket Man Takes Flight Over English Channel

The best part of any superhuman story is when our fledgling hero, having recently discovered his or her powers, totally has fun » 9/26/08 2:00pm 9/26/08 2:00pm with them. Think of Iron Man tinkering with his ever-evolving Mark suit, or Spider-Man figuring out how to web-sling. , in the crystalline blue heavens, Swiss airline pilot Yves Rossy felt a…

For Just $285,000, You Can Have Your Jetpack

Known as Fusion Man, he's the Swiss Eval Knieval of the air, and yesterday he plunged to earth 7500 feet from an airplane at over 180 miles an hour, buoyed only by four jets strapped to his back. But in reality, he's just a pilot named Yves Rossi who built the jet wings himself — to the tune of about $258,000 dollars. … » 5/15/08 11:43am 5/15/08 11:43am