Waco: Baylor Student Building A Rocket In His Dorm Room

WACO (April 24, 2014) A Baylor sophomore is designing a rocket, right from his dorm room.

Kevin Healy is the leader of the Horizon Rocket Project, an attempt to beat the amateur rocket altitude record which currently stands at 72 miles.

In the wake of deep cuts in funding for NASA, Healy also hopes to provide the scientific community with technology that will make space exploration more accessible.

His fascination with mechanics began at an early age.

In high school he put his skills to the test when he converted a 1981 Toyota Celica into a fully functional electric car.

Making the rocket isn't cheap and with the price tag at $25,000 Healy is looking for sponsors to help him with his project.

The Horizon Rocket is scheduled to take off on Dec. 21.

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