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Flat Earther Lost His Life After Launching Himself With A Homemade Rocket

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Flat Earther Lost His Life After Launching Himself With A Homemade Rocket

$18,000 was spent on the rocket!


The dilemma of Mike Hughes and his homemade rocket has resulted in a disastrous end.  

The Flat Earth Advocate passed away on February 22nd when a chute from the rocket disconnected shortly after launch into the air, causing a crash in a desert near Barstow, California.

The launch was being captured on camera for a Science Channel Series titled ‘Homemade Astronauts’ aimed at documenting the adventures of amateur rockets creators.

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Hughes’, 64, goal had been to prove his belief in a disc-shaped Earth by flying to space with continuous launches taking him higher and higher altitude.

Hughes’s first rocket launched in 2014 had taken him to 1,374ft, equivalent to 418m. Successive launches didn’t, however, travel much higher as his 2018 flight recorded a 1,875ft, an equivalent of 571.5m.



Nevertheless, it’s still not clarified why Hughes rocket actually failed. The flat Earther although had a tight budget, but roughly spent $18,000 on the homemade rocket. He slightly depended on crowdfunding from fellow flat earth devotees.

On the other hand, Hughes didn’t have the benefit of extensive safety measures and tests before now and had defied the odds by coming out from past landings with minor injuries.



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