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DISCUSSION

The assorted astronauts and space figures pictured above represent toy makers efforts at replicating space technology. While some accurately reflect science, others are simply created for a child's enjoyment. The child's toy Rocketeer FIgure (third from left) falls into the "toy type" category. Should such a configuration rocket be strapped to a man's back, he likely could not survive the flame from the backpace propulsion system. Additionally, the quidance of such a system is in question. Perhaps, the Rocketeer's hands and arms could serve as a steering system in the same fashion as a diver uses them to quide his descent into a pool of water. Finally, the rocket pack appears to have no means of throttling for launching, cruising, and landing the Rocketeer.


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