Giant crossbow to shoot man 20 miles into the air

Brian Walker, mad scientist and all around crazy person, plans to shoot himself 20 miles into the air in a homemade rocket launched from the world’s biggest crossbow. The rocket, which has a jet turbine with 1,350 pounds of thrust, will shoot off the track of the giant crossbow shown above, which is equipped with a 24-foot carbon-fiber bowstring. At the peak of his flight he’ll be traveling at a comfortable 10 Gs, and he’ll be wearing a $15,000 surplus Russian space suit to stay safe, because everyone knows the Russians will sell anything for a price.