On Saturday Mad Mike Hughes will be launching across the Mojave Desert in a rocket he made himself in a step towards proving the Earth is flat
Hughes used to work in NASCAR pit crews and has been building rockets for years
The Flat Earth Community got behind Hughes and helped him meet his Go Fund Me campaign goal
In 2014, Hughes had to pull his parachute while in a rocket over an Arizona desert
On Saturday, a 61-year-old limo driver named “Mad” Mike Hughes plans on launching himself across the Mojave Desert in a rocket ship he built himself.
Mad Mike is risking all and taking the mile-long flight with the long-term goal of proving the Earth is flat. He is armed with his steam-powered rocket that he built out of salvaged metal and his launch pad, which is constructed out of a used mobile home.
I don’t believe in science. I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction
According to the NPR, Hughes managed is pulling the flight off for roughly $20,000. Hughes was able to raise $7,890 through a Go Fund Me titled, “FLAT EARTH COMMUNITY ROCKET LAUNCH.” The campaign goal was $7,875. During his first attempted campaign, Hughes raised $310 of his $150,000 goal.
Knowing that NASA doesn’t send anyone to space, Mad Mike could be one of the only people up in the air in a rocket. This is important we get behind him.
Saturday’s launch is not the first time Hughes has done something of this nature. On January 30, 2014, Hughes launched himself over the Arizona desert but had to pull both of his parachutes. One of his parachutes did not open, and the other was over twenty years old.
It is reported that Hughes worked in NASCAR pit crews and had been building rockets for years, but just recently converted to flat Earth. Hughes views Saturday’s launch as getting one step closer to launching himself into space. Once Hughes finally reaches space, he plans on taking one picture that will prove the Earth is flat.
Saturday’s launched will be closed off from the public, but you will be able to watch online. According to the Mad Mike Hughes website, “Not Open to Viewing Public Will be Available on Internet PPV.”