“Mad” Mike Hughes, the flat-Earther daredevil who at the time propelled himself around 1,800 feet higher than the Mojave Desert in a do-it-yourself rocket, has died although trying a identical stunt, in accordance to reports. He was 64.
The start, which was meant for a new Science Channel sequence named “Homemade Astronauts,” was meant to have rocketed Hughes up to 5,000 ft into the air, the Tv set network stated.
“Our feelings and prayers go out to Mike Hughes’ family members and friends in the course of this tough time. It was generally his aspiration to do this launch, and Science Channel was there to chronicle his journey,” the Science Channel claimed in a statement.
The crash transpired Saturday afternoon just off highway 247 in Barstow, California, according to a assertion by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s workplace.
Whilst Hughes was not straight away determined by authorities, they did say that a male was killed immediately after a rocket crashed in the desert for the duration of a start celebration, CNN claimed.
A sheriff’s aviation unit is investigating and no other injuries ended up described, in accordance to the report.
Hughes’ prior effective self-manned rocket launch in the Mojave Desert 2018 was an try to see if the Earth is flat, he explained at the time.
“Do I believe the Earth is shaped like a Frisbee? I believe that it is,” he reported. “Do I know for absolutely sure? No. That’s why I want to go up in place.”
With Publish wires