05 June 2006

Crossbow-launched rocket

File under "what could possibly go wrong?"

Wired 14.06: START: "There is no subtle way to say this: Brian Walker plans to shoot himself nearly 20 miles into the air aboard a homemade rocket ... modeled on spaceships from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica."

The launch platform is a 24' carbon-fiber crossbow.

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