Happy World UFO day, everyone.
Because LIFE didn’t cover aliens (they managed to cover basically every other topic)We’re celebrating the next best thing: readily identifiable, albeit unusual, flying objects. Blimps big and small; early helicopters; jet packs; and other devices that have helped humanity — if only for a moment — slip the bonds of earth.
Pictured: Flying platform being tested at an Air Force base, 1956.
See the photos on LIFE.com here.
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