Self-taught scientist Mad Mike Hughes has once again made it to the headlines. After repeated postponing of his much-awaited rocket flight, Mike Hughes has finally flown to the blue sky in his self-made rocket. The main region of traveling in his self-made rocket to a high altitude is to prove that our Earth is flat and not round.
On Saturday, March 24, Hughes propelled himself in his self-made rocket to about 1.875 feet into the blue sky before making a hard landing in the Mojave Desert near Amboy, California, that left him injured. Hughes told the Associated Press that he injured his back during self-landing but he is fine. Hughes was quite happy about Saturday’s successful rocket flight. Relieved,” said Hughes after getting checked out by paramedics. Hughes further said that he was tired of people saying he chickened out and did not build a rocket. “I’m tired of that stuff. I manned up and did it,” stated Hughes.
Last year in November, reports started coming that Hughes is preparing himself for a rocket launch to prove everyone that our Earth is flat. He had planned to launch himself on December 2, aboard a self-made rocket. But due to some problems he postponed the launch. After that, he also attempted to launch himself a couple of times but could not do so due to logistical issues with the Bureau of Land Management and also some mechanical problems.
But finally, on March 24, Hughes managed to fly to a height of around 1800 feet aboard a rocket that he created himself by using spares that were there in his garage and also from other shops. Hughes, a 61-year old limo driver, transformed a mobile home into a ramp and aptly modified it to launch his rocket from a vertical angle so that he would not fall back on the public land. After the successful flight, Hughes said, “Am I glad I did it? Yeah. I guess. I’ll feel it in the morning. I won’t be able to get out of bed. At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight.”