Justin Capră

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Justin Virgilius Capra
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Justin Capra in 2011
Born(1933-02-22)22 February 1933
Died19 January 2015(2015-01-19) (aged 81)
Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania
Alma mater
Known for
Spouse(s)Marichen Buhrer (d. 2000)
Scientific career
FieldsAviation, Engineering
Academic advisorsHenri Coanda

Virgilius Justin Capra (22 February 1933 – 19 January 2015) was a Romanian inventor, teacher and engineer. He was known for his many inventions including: the world's 1st first jetpack (named "flying backpack"),[2][1] electric tricycle Oblio and Troty, the smallest car in the world Soleta (with a consumption of 0.5l / 100 km), first "rocketcar", car with a plane engine (Virgilius) and more.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Justin Capra, Inventor of 784 MPG Car, Dies at 81". greenoptimistic.com. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  2. "Romanian who claimed he invented world's 1st jetpack dies". thestate.com. 20 January 2015. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015.