Flat-Earther's bid to launch 5,000 feet into the air on a homemade steam rocket fails

Mail Online | 8/13/2019 | Tim Collins For Mailonline
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A 'self-taught rocket scientist' has failed in his bid to launch 5,000 feet (1,520m) into the air after the $325 (£270) boiler he bought off Craigslist broke down.

'Mad' Mike Hughes, 63, attempted the feat aboard his steam-powered rocket at Amboy in California's Mojave Desert.

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But his budget boiler didn't have the power needed to heat water to 200°C (400°F) and generate the steam required for the rocket to lift-off.

A spokesman for Mr Hughes said that he plans to try another launch on Saturday, August 17.

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'I believe the Earth is flat,' he said, but that 'this flat Earth has nothing to do with the steam rocket launches. It never did. It never will. I'm a daredevil!

In a press statement ahead of the launch, he added: The 'launch is about my personal desire to inspire my fellow Americans to help make this country great again.'

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In March 2018 Mr Hughes, who believes the Earth is flat, propelled himself 1,875 feet (6,150m) into the air aboard a previous incarnation of the rocket before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert.

Mr Hughes, who lives in Apple Valley, California, has seen a flurry of criticism over his plans in recent years.

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Detractors have labelled him a crackpot for planning launches in his homemade contraptions, as well...
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