“Mad” Mike Hughes, the self-taught rocket scientist and strong supporter of the flat-Earth theory, finally managed to launch himself into the California sky. He also came back in one piece. After some failed attempt and postponed launch dates, he finally kept his promise. Still, the man who many compared to the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote accomplished his ambitious mission. On Saturday, the flat-Earther launched himself about 1,875 feet into the sky. He landed, not without issue, in the Mojave Desert. However, apart from a terrible back ache, he said that he feels fine.
After the paramedics present on site checked him out, he admitted that he is now “relieved”. Many people reportedly told him that he was simply a coward who never got to build that rocket. He now feels free of any of that pressure. It’s worth noting that the original launch date was set for November. However, Hughes changed that date many times after encountering issues with the Bureau of Land management and with his rocket too. At 61, Hughes is a limo driver who converted his mobile home into a ramp.
“Mad” Mike Hughes finally flew his rocket
Things didn’t look too good on Saturday either, as the wind was blowing, and this didn’t help his self-made rocket. According to Waldo Stakes, who has been helping Hughes with his mission, they got a little bit worried when things didn’t seem to be working our great. However, in the afternoon, Hughes finally managed to launch his rocket into the sky.
The speed he reached was of about 350 mph before he pulled out his parachute. However, when he realized that he was dropping too fast, he deployed another one. When everything was done, Hughes admitted that the rocket could have been able to kill him in a lot of different ways. He is now very glad that he did it and can finally go home to his cats. His next ambition? To run for governor.
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