61-year-old DIY fan and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is formulation his initial manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” created on a side on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.
According to a AP, Hughes says he expects his new rocket to play him by a skies above a Mojave Desert spook city of Amboy during adult to 500 miles per hour for roughly one mile, attaining a rise altitude of 1,800 feet before it deploys dual parachutes. Hughes is a proponent of a Flat Earth theory; a Research Flat Earth organisation is his categorical sponsor. Hughes does not “believe in science,” that he told a AP has “no difference” from scholarship fiction.
“I know about aerodynamics and liquid dynamics and how things pierce by a air, about a certain distance of rocket nozzles, and thrust,” he added. “But that’s not science, that’s only a formula. There’s no disproportion between scholarship and scholarship fiction.”
“If you’re not frightened to death, you’re an idiot,” Hughes, who once reassured Ars Technica that he has a high I.Q., told a AP. “It’s frightful as hell, though nothing of us are removing out of this universe alive.”
Adding to a already rather discouraging inlet of a launch, a eventuality will concurrently offer as a launch of Hughes’ California gubernatorial debate (because sure, whatever). Though a AP pronounced a eventuality would be live-streamed on Hughes’ YouTube channel, his website says it will be “Available on Internet PPV.”
As Ars Technica noted, Hughes has finished a lot of this kind of thing, winning a Guinness World Record in 2002 for jumping “102 feet in a Lincoln Town Car widen limo.” He also survived a manned steam rocket moody in 2014, roving 1,374 feet and earning himself 3 days of liberation from impassioned g-forces and a severe descent, a AP wrote.
Videos of his before exam flights showed that a rockets did not raze in a cloud of steam in mid-air, that is good, though also did not accurately seem to be versed with a latest-generation parachute technology.
Hughes positively seems to be wakeful that blustering yourself into a sky is not something that many people would cruise a quite good idea, given probable outcomes like being scalded by impassioned steam or outstanding into a belligerent during fatal speeds. But he also seems flattering dynamic to do this, so we theory we all owe it to him to wish for a best probable outcome.[AP]