Posted Jan 28th 2015 7:00PM
Even today, Evel Knievel stands as the epitome of a daredevil. He might not have always been successful in his motorcycle jumps, but his boundless charisma and perseverance kept people watching.
One of his most audacious attempted stunts came in 1974 when he tried to clear Idaho's Snake River Canyon in a rocket. The feat famously went awry when the parachute opened too early. Now, a group, including the son of the original rocket builder, has started working to make Knievel's dream into a reality. Some of the adventure was chronicled in a new short documentary called Fulfilling the Dream.
To stay true to Knievel's plan, the team wants to cross the canyon in a rocket following the same design as the original. The stunt was previously scheduled in September 2014 to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the jump. However, according to the group's Facebook page, the actual undertaking has been pushed back to this summer.
In the meantime, the documentary provides a peek behind the scenes of making the jump a success this time. Whether or not this group can actually do it, the story about the endeavour is fascinating.