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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

We've all been playing a waiting game with "Mad" Mike Hughes, the DIY enthusiast and Flat Earth theory advocate who planned to launch himself in a steam-powered rocket some 1,800 feet into the sky at 500 miles per hour as some kind of confusing statement on the curvature of the planet. Hughes, who has one prior DIY launch in 2014 under his belt, originally planned to launch a newer, crowd-funded $20,000 rocket with "RESEARCH FLAT EARTH" emblazoned on the side from the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy, California, in November. But as the countdown to the launch drew down, the Bureau of Land Management informed him he couldn't fly over public lands, forcing the launch's cancellation. Hughes promised another launch was coming on Saturday, February 3rd, but the big day came and went without anything leaving the launch pad.

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Hughes says in the video that "there is a probability" blast-off could happen today. However, he says he "has to be in court on Tuesday morning" thanks to legal efforts he says he's pursuing against several government entities, which makes a Monday launch unlikely.

"I don't know, guys," Hughes said to the crowd gathered for Saturday's failed launch. "I'm just one man."

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"I'm just one man."

one man that isn't ready to die just yet. I was wondering how his latest launch went, thanks for the update, H-rat.

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-02-06 06:47 AM | Reply

#1 one man that isn't ready to die just yet.

That's what I was thinking, it will be epic when he does though.....

#2 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-02-06 01:48 PM | Reply

This guy is about the money. He aint going to launch his ass into the atmosphere.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-02-06 01:56 PM | Reply

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