Does He Survive: Flat-Earther Blasts Himself Off In Homemade Rocket

Mike Hughes’ home-made rocket launches near Amboy California on Saturday

Kristine Phillips and Avi Selk, The Washington Post •. For months he's been working on overhauling his rocket in his garage.

It's the year 2018 and for some reason people still believe that the earth is flat. Stakes said that he estimates the speed to be 350 miles per hour. Hughes dropped too fast after deploying the first chute, so he deployed a second one.

Hughes had already planned two launches before blasting off yesterday.

Previously Mike Hughes had to cancel his launches as a result of issues with Bureau of Land Management. "Soothed", claimed Hughes after obtaining looked into by paramedics.

Now that movie, I'd gladly see. I guess it really does take all sorts!

Hughes, who famously told world+dog that he doesn't believe in science, was asked by the AP how it felt to complete his endeavor. "At the very least I could go house and also have supper and also see my felines tonite".

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He told a flat-Earth group a year ago that the project will "shut the doors on this ball Earth", but has since backtracked on the claims that his mission will prove the Earth is flat. A spokeswoman for the agency, however, said its field office has no record of speaking with Hughes.

Hughes now hopes to build a "Rockoon", a rocket launched from a high-altitude balloon. Even the rocket managed to get just a bit busted up. He collapsed after the landing and needed three days to recover. "You know, it's not easy because it's not supposed to be easy". In early February, Hughes had his third aborted launch. He blamed technical difficulties.

He built his rocket out of scrap-discarded parts he repurposed and reworked into whatever he needed them to do. In 2014, VT reports, he launched another rocket, this one over Arizona.

According to the AP, Hughes's hard landing on Saturday left him injured, though it is unclear what type of injuries he suffered.

Hughes was carted off on a stretcher after he landed. He actively defends his point of view in social networks but, in the future, he wants to build a more powerful rocket that will allow him to fly at higher altitudes to test his Flat Earth theory with his own eyes. They made a decision to go ahead with the launch, as Hughes didn't want to be disappointed with another failed attempt.

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