THEN: At the height of President Roosevelt's WPA jobs program, able-bodied men enjoyed myriad opportunities to rebuild their country's physical and cultural infrastructure. They went to work building bridges, painting murals, performing Shakespeare, and much more. In the midst of this national revitalization was born the Department of Municipal Rocketry. Outfitted with rocket packs and stationed on rooftops in cities across the US, the brave men of the DoMR were to be the first line of defense against the imminent atomic, Communist, robotic and alien threats our nation would face in the decades to come. NOW: Over half a century later, those imminent threats have been proven... 'less credible.' But deeply buried and all but abandoned in the Federal bureaucracy, the Department of Municipal Rocketry survives - a relic whose hardware, uniforms and budget haven't changed since the Great Depression. Proud descendants of the original Rocketmen remain quietly vigilant atop rooftops and radio ...