Guy Builds Rocket to Prove Earth Is Flat, Crashes It, Dies – Futurism

Posted: February 27, 2020 at 1:09 am

Mad Mike

For years, a daredevil named Mike Mad Mike Hughes has been trumpeting his plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket in order to prove that Earth is flat.

This weekend, Hughes finally launched himself in his homemade rocket and crashed a minute later, dying in the wreck.

Had he survived Saturdays launch, the 64-year-old Hughes eventual plan had been to float his home-brewed rocket miles-high from the ground, using a balloon, then launching it to a height of 62 miles in order to film evidence that the Earth is actually flat a common conspiracy theory online.

I dont believe in science, he told the Associated Press in 2017, as he was planning an earlier launch.

It was a grim end for the amateur rocketeer, but in retrospect, one with an eerie foreshadowing by Hughes himself.

Sometimes, I feel like the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote, when he suddenly runs off a cliff, Hughes told the LA Times back in 2003. But its the price I pay for a life thats not boring.

READ MORE: Daredevil Mad Mike Hughes Killed In Crash Of Homemade Rocket [NPR]

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