Mike Hughes Short Biography – Wiki
Daredevil “Mad Mike” Mike Hughes was killed when his own steam rocket crashed near Barstow, California, shortly after its launch.
This moron tried to prove Earth is flat by shooting himself up into space! Died! Who is surprised a homemade rocket didn’t get him into space?
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Mike Hughes- Age
He was 64 years old.
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Mike Hughes- Cosmic search for the last frontier on a budget
Hughes has attempted a “cosmic search for the last frontier on a budget” for the new scientific series “Homemade Astronauts,” the producers said on Saturday in a statement on the station’s website.
“Michael ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes died tragically today when he attempted to launch his own rocket,” the statement said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. It was always his dream to start and Science Channel was there to record his trip.”Mike Hughes
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The launch sequence appeared to show a parachute that separated from the missile a few seconds after launch. Moments later, the missiles fall to the ground.
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said
FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said the launch was not an authorized event and that the missile did not have an FAA certificate of airworthiness.
Mike Hughes- “Mad Mike”
Hughes, a flat land conspiracy theorist and business partner Waldo Stakes built the steam rocket that was to be used to fire Hughes at 5,000 feet. The launch was intended to be the first step towards a more ambitious goal of launching “Mad Mike” more than 60 miles into the air and crossing the Karman Line – the border between the atmosphere and the space of Earth.
The duo have developed a plan for the second start. The departure on Saturday was a springboard to publicize your project, according to the press release.