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The creator of Flat Earth and self-taught rocket scientist, Mad Mike Hughes, finally launched himself into the air of California aboard his homemade rocket. He had to deploy two parachutes and suffered a minor back injury from the landing. ( Mad Mike Hughes | Facebook )
Mike Hughes, the Flat Earther who attracted public attention with his plan to launch into the air on a homemade rocket, finally launched himself into California skies. 19659004] Mission Accomplished
The rocket launched at 1,875 feet in the air on Saturday, March 24, aboard its Liberty One rocket, before landing in the Mojave Desert.
Hughes suffered some bruising and suffered a minor back injury from the forced landing. His steam-powered rocket was also damaged, but it came down in one piece. Finally, the mission was also fulfilled after two failed attempts.
"I'm tired of people saying I got cowed and I did not build a rocket," he said. I crewed and did it. "
Third Time & # 39; s A Charm
Hughes first announced his plan to launch on a homemade rocket in November last year, but canceled the feat after failing to obtain a permit. The Bureau of Land Management that would allow him to launch on public land.
He was supposed to make a second attempt in February, but he encountered technical problems. The self-taught scientist said that a problem with the actuator prevented his rocket from and
Hughes worked on the rocket check in his garage after this and decided to have his third attempt near Amboy, California on Saturday.
"Everything is ready to be put back into the propulsion system," Hughes posted on Facebook on March 11. "I'll open the launch to all media / it looks like March 24."
The Show Must Go On
Saturday's conditions initially threatened another cancellation. The wind was blowing and the rocket is losing strength but the 61 year old daredevil decided to continue with the launch. Hughes finally took off into the sky sometime after 3 PM PDT without a countdown.
Waldo Stakes, who has been helping Hughes with his company, said the rocket's speed reached 350 mph before Hughes pulled his parachute. Hughes had to deploy a second parachute since he was falling too fast. The rocket landed about 1,500 from the launch ramp with its nose broken into two pieces.
The launch was illuminated by Albert Okura, who bought the desert city in 2005. Okura, who was there at the launch. He said the event lasted between three and four minutes. He said that Hughes called Amboy "Rocket City" and that it was incredible.
Here is a video of the release uploaded to YouTube.
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