Rocket man Eddie Braun flies over an Idaho canyon

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A stuntman inspired by dare-devil Evel Knievel pays tribute to the legendary thrill-seeker by crossing Idaho’s Snake River canyon on a rocket. Roselle Chen reports.

Rocket man Eddie Braun flies over an Idaho canyon

A stuntman flies over Idaho’s Snake River Canyon in a rocket, fulfilling a lifelong dream to pull off the stunt that his idol, Evel Knievel, couldn’t.

Eddie Braun strapped himself into the rocket dubbed “Evel Spirit” for the high speed ride of his life.

The “Evel Spirit” reached 430 miles per hour in four seconds and flew 3,000 feet high.

Knievel’s 1972 attempt ended with him crashing his steam powered rocket motorcycle into the rocks on the same side of the canyon.

But Braun cleared the river without incident, landing a quarter mile on the other side of the canyon.

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