from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A backpack that is maneuvered by jets and permits an astronaut to move about alone in space away from a spacecraft.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of jet pack.
- v. To travel with a jet pack.
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It comes down to this: a jetpack is only as awesome as the enemies it goes up against.
It's will blasting off with his jetpack is looks very cool.
Next to a plane, however, a jetpack is no toy, but it’s not a plane!
The jetpack has been a common theme in movies and even among pranksters on You Tube.
Those who have tested the jetpack say that with only the controls in front of you, flying a jetpack is a real free-flight experience.
The abilities are classified as Scout (sprinting), Stalker (cloaking device), Guard (force field) and Airborne (jetpack), and while there are tactical advantages to each - the Guard's force field explodes into a shield-draining EMP blast after a few seconds, for instance - the jetpack was our favourite.
The most exciting of these is the jetpack, which is powered by new widget Rocket Fuel.
You snag stronger weaponry at designated spots, and a jetpack is a standard issue power if you can grab it - the challenge is in keeping it, since there are areas where your pack will disappear if you fly into the wavy lines.
The jetpack is a little better, but when the burst runs out and you have to wait for it to recharge, your jumps are so tiny and pathetic that you're practically a sitting duck.
Using a kind of jetpack he helped design, called a manned maneuvering unit, McCandless moves 100 yards from the ship and floats 150 miles above the Earth.
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