At Home with the Backyard Rocketeer

Juan and I had a great time talking about his welding (I just learned to weld about a year ago). In this frame, Juan is welding a support bracket; the shot was taken just prior to his first flight for my cameras. His workshop is very small, but he has it very well organized. John B. Carnett

Last fall, PopSci staff photographer John Carnett and writer Larry Smith spent a weekend at the home of self-taught jetpack builder Juan Manuel Lozano, in the suburbs of Mexico City. Here, we give you John’s account of their time with the aspiring rocket man. To read more about Juan Lozano and his homebrew jetpack, click here.

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