This 64-Year-Old Man Died While Trying To Launch Himself Into The Sky With A Homemade Rocket

Aadhya Khatri - Feb 24, 2020


This 64-Year-Old Man Died While Trying To Launch Himself Into The Sky With A Homemade Rocket

Hughes died from doing what he loved the most, launching homemade rocket. He was also a Flat-Earth advocate

Back in 2018, “Mad” Mike Hughes, a well-known DIY rocketeer succeeded in launching himself more than 500 meters in the sky with a homemade rocket.

However, last Saturday, he was not as lucky as two years ago when his latest and also last attempt took his life. However, Hughes died from doing what he loved the most, rocket launching.

homemade rocket “Mad” Mike Hughes
Back in 2018, “Mad” Mike Hughes, a well-known DIY rocketeer succeeded in launching himself more than 500 meters in the sky with a homemade rocket

The 64-year-old rocketeer passed away while he was trying to launch another homemade rocket. The whole endeavor is documented by the Science Channel show named Homemade Astronauts.

Hughes was not working alone though. He had a partner called Waldo Stakes and the duo planned to launch Hughes 1,500 meters in the sky to raise awareness and fund for Rock-oon, a part balloon, part rocket vehicle that is expected to take the late Mad Mike to the Karman line, which has the height of around 100 km. The Karman line is considered the boundary of space and the Earth.

Mad Mike Hughes homemade rocket
The whole endeavor is documented by the Science Channel show named Homemade Astronauts

“Mad” Mike Hughes is also a Flat Earth advocate besides a rocket enthusiast. He had two failed attempted before the success in 2018. He blamed the first failure on the government for not allowing him to launch the rocket in public lands.

Hughes did not get much luck the second time when he ran into a technical problem with his homemade rocket. “Mad” Mike had problems with his back as the result of the launch, but he said he was glad he did it.

homemade rocket Rock-oon
He had a partner called Waldo Stakes and the duo planned to launch Hughes 1,500 meters in the sky to raise awareness and fund for Rock-oon, a part balloon, part rocket vehicle that is expected to take the late Mad Mike to the Karman line

Rest in peace, Mad Mike.

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