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Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes Killed In Crash Of Homemade Rocket

1 month ago   |   By NPR

Mike Hughes promoted himself as believing that the Earth was flat. He launched in homemade rockets with the goal of eventually flying to the edge of space to see for himself.
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‘Mad' Mike Hughes fatal rocket crash caught on video

‘Mad' Mike Hughes fatal rocket crash caught on video

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Video posted online shows the exact moment “Mad” Mike Hughes' homemade rocket came crashing down to earth after a failed launch attempt, killing the self-styled daredevil. The video, posted to Twitter by Justin Chapman, a freelance journalist who witnessed and recorded the fatal crash, begins by showing the self-made rocket seconds before it takes off...
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Daredevil ‘Mad' Mike Hughes, Who Backed Flat-Earth Beliefs, Dies in Homemade Rocket Launch

Daredevil ‘Mad' Mike Hughes, Who Backed Flat-Earth Beliefs, Dies in Homemade Rocket Launch

1 month ago   |   By Time

Daredevil ‘Mad' Mike Hughes died Saturday after launching his homemade rocket, which crashed into the ground in California.
The stunt, intended to launch Hughes 5,000 feet in the air, was going to be part of a new Science Channel series called Homemade Astronauts .
A statement on Discovery's website confirmed that Hughes passed away on Saturday during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket. The Science Channel is owned by Discovery.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” the statement said. “It was always his dream to do this launch, and...
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Daredevil “Mad Mike” Hughes Dies in Rocket Crash on Mission to Prove Earth Is Flat

1 month ago   |   By Slate

His homemade steam-powered rocket crashed shortly after takeoff.
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