Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory

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‘Mad’ Mike Hughes, 61, plans to reach an altitude of 1,800 feet over California in his home-made steam-powered rocket

Science is littered with tales of visionaries who self-funded pioneering research to prove their theories, and this weekend “Mad” Mike Hughes is hoping to join them. He plans to launch a homemade rocket in California as part of a bid to eventually prove that the Earth is flat.

Hughes has spent $20,000 (£15,000) building the steam-powered rocket in his spare time, and will be livestreaming the launch over the internet. The self-described “daredevil” says he had broken his back twice doing stunt jumps in cars, and so had switched his attention to rockets.

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