Friday, 26 February, 2021


Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes forced to delay launch of homemade rocket

Self-Proclaimed Rocket Scientist Launches A Flat Ground Test Launch Flat-Earther 'Mad' Mike Hughes forced to delay launch of homemade rocket
Kristine Garrett | 27 November, 2017, 20:47

Hughes' rocket is powered by steam, so before the launch halt by the BLM, the driver planned to heat 70 gallons of water to act as fuel for the spacecraft.

The plan was to launch the rocket in the town of Amboy, Calif., but the BLM forbade him from launching on public lands.

Because of the Bureau of Land Management, however, Hughes might not be able to launch at all.

The denial of the BLM on the rocket launch coincided with technical difficulties, as a motor in the modified motor home, where Hughes will attach the rocket's launch pad, had to undergo repairs. On the other hand, a BLM spokeswoman, Samantha Storms, has now said that she is not aware of any such communication between the agency and Mike Hughes. Hughes will simply move the location of the launch to have the rocket fly over private property "three miles down the road", without saying the specific location.

The United States Bureau of Land Management "told me they would not allow me to do the event ... at least not at that location", Hughes said in a YouTube announcement, amid global attention over his plans to launch into the 'atmosflat.' "It's been very disappointing", he said.

"If you're not scared to death, you're an idiot".

Not having the required federal permits plus mechanical problems with his "motorhome/rocket launcher" have forced self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes to put his experiment on hold.

This, however, is not the first attempt by Mike Hughes. His main sponsor for the rocket he built was Research Flat Earth.

Hughes plans to take pictures of the earth while speeding at 800 kph above the Mojave Desert, expecting to see a disk-shaped, flat plain of our planet rather than the spherical images we've grown accustomed to. Following his landing back then, he had collapsed and it took him a few days to recover from that.

Jake asked how it was possible that people have set off from one point on the earth, gone in a straight line and ended up at the same point, but Svarrior argued if they went in a straight line "they would have flown off into space".

The 61-year-old stuntman, who "doesn't believe in science", is still unwavering in his desire to fly skyward, so it seems like the launch will indeed happen sooner or later.

Aside from that, Hughes has said he plans to build a Sky Limo that cruises to the air just as it does on land. "There's no difference between science and science fiction".

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