A self-taught rocket enthusiast, who believes the Earth is flat, has launched himself about 570 metres (1870 feet) into the air in his homemade rocket, before a hard landing that left him slightly bruised. Mad’ Mike Hughes hopes to prove that Earth is shaped “like a Frisbee.”
A daredevil inventor who believes the Earth is flat blasted himself around 570 metres (1,875ft) into the air in a rocket before landing with a bump.
‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, 61, a US limo driver from California, was slightly injured when his steam-powered rocket launch ended with a hard landing in the Mojave Desert on Saturday.
“This thing wants to kill you 10 different ways,” said Mr Hughes.
An amateur rocket-maker finally launched himself off Earth. Now to prove it’s flat … – The Washington Post