How to enter space orbit using raw humanpower!!!

Hi all!

I was wondering what it would take and if it is even possible to reach space atmosphere from your backyard using nothing but humanoid musclepower to reach the outscirts of the earths atmosphere!
to reduce weight i would suggest to put on a licht as can be space suit, strap on some oxigentanks and go, go GO!

But, what device would be best suited for the job?\
And what would you "absolutely" need to reach outside of our atmosphere?

Greetings earthlings!

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build a water electrolysis machine that is human powered to split water into its elements. collect all the hydrogen in a large balloon and hold on as it drifts upwards.
This idea may not be possible because as we go up and up the air density decreases and one cannot reach the outer space with just a hydrogen balloon as it can go up to troposphere only but if it is possible, a man cannot produce hydrogen by using a generator or something because as water splits it produces hydrogen and oxygen in the ratio of 2:1 and he may take some weeks months or even years to fill a balloon of 72847.88 liters to lift nearly a 81 kg of load(a man) i think this hypothesis is impossible. thank you.
AriedeB (author)  fristoz5 years ago
But, what if the whole neighbourhood would help and step in.
Take a couple of people to fill the balloon with multiple filling machines, and presto.
Justdoofus5 years ago
First of all, you will need a rated thermal suit.... such as an astronaut suit.. The temperatures in space are so low, that your blood would boil, causing your blood pressure to rise to the point where arteries tear and stretch.. Causing rupture. Your brain would instantly pop all of those valuable micro-veins that bring blood to your neurons.
AriedeB (author)  Justdoofus5 years ago
But... it would still happen when you reach space right?
On a weird note I can think of a way to do this...

Unfortunately it's rather uh, lavatorial... You could process potassium nitrate for massive amounts of urine and use it as an oxidiser for a poop rocket...
just remembered, it's phosphorus not potassium... Still, poop rocket...
AriedeB (author)  killerjackalope5 years ago
AHA, and the human power is the amount of pressure you use to...excreet...poop...
How much poop would you need to fill a rocket that reaches speeds higher than 18.000MPH?
Not only that, but... what does your sphincster look like after excreting gallon after gallon of poop?!

And, where do you store it.
My backyard is big enough, but not that big i think.
Maybe some dug in silo's?
Uh I meant you "processed" it... You could dry it out and burn it to make a massive and insanely impractical steam catapult...
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