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- Could I build my own spaceship? 2 answers
I want to write a young adults fiction book about a girl who buys an astronauts helmet from EBay and decides to see if she can then build a rocket to get to the moon. I'm a materials engineer, and with aircraft salvage yards and other resources I would think it is (just) within the realms of possibility if not probability, but obviously there are massive risk/barriers/etc. But, hypothetically, if you were to try it, what would you need. What would be the biggest hurdles, how you be creative to get around them.