09/12/2012

Star Wars-style Hoverbike  


Imagine zooming across the desert like Luke Skywalker on his X-34 landspeeder. Science fiction? Not to engineers at California aerospace company Aerofex, who recently took their prototype hover bike for a spectacular spin. The flying bike has two rotors instead of wheels and a mechanical steering system that responds to the pilot's leaning movements and intuitive sense of balance.

 

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Bobak Ferdowsi


On August 6, NASA's rover Curiosity successfully survived "seven minutes of terror" to land successfully on Mars. But it was Mission Control systems engineer Bobak Ferdowsi who really turned heads-with his star-spangled mohawk. 

 

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2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

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