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Tah-Dah! Dude Built a Homemade Rocket, Blasted Off, and Came Down…in One Piece!

*Just call him the “Rocket Man.” As a matter of fact, I hope he was playing the once popular Elton John tune as he went up, with the smoke trailing behind in his home-made rocket!  Sick and tired of folks claiming, fool, you didn’t make no rocket! “Mad” Mike Hughes, who makes no secret that he believes the earth is flat, showed ’em!

He did build a rocket, and blasted off in it on Saturday.

He made it 1,875 feet into the air….before it came down, Hard. In the Mojave dessert.

But there’s no shame in his game. At least he came down in one piece. The Associated Press captured a photo of him being wheeled to a waiting van by paramedics.

“I’m tired of people saying I chickened out and didn’t build a rocket. I’m tired of that stuff. I manned up and did it,” said “Mad” Mike Hughes to the AP after paramedics gave him clearance.

When asked how he felt after his hard Mojave Dessert landing he said, “Relieved.” 

NBC News reports…

The launch took place near Amboy, California, a desert town ? about 200 miles east of Los Angeles. It wasn’t easy scheduling the brave (or crazy, depending on where you’re coming from) attempt. Continue reading