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    Default Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    Didn't know we're to put this one !

    Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town.

    Flat earth !

    Steam powered Rockets !!

    What's not to like ?

    To the Stars !




    http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/946401/...ghost-town/amp

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    From http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/946401/...host-town/amp:


    In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photograph, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam-powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts on a five-acre property that he leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch his homemade contraption on Saturday near the ghost town of Amboy, Cal., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour.

    That means that his intended flight was three days ago.

    What happened?

    ¤=[Post Update]=¤

    Ah.... it's this coming Saturday, 25 Nov.

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    The Darwin awards! Classic! Spot on!
    He sounds like a reincarnation of Evel Knievel with seriously delusional additives. A run for Gov of California. I'm still laughing.

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    There are much easier ways to catch a roadrunner.

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    Quote Posted by jake gittes (here)
    There are much easier ways to catch a roadrunner.




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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    Well, that is one way to get rid of one flat earther. lol

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    Quote Posted by neutronstar (here)
    Well, that is one way to get rid of one flat earther. lol
    Ha ha - Like it !

    I must admit I love the idea that there are still people this "Barking" in the world - It's how we make small advances ! ( even if we just learn to "never try that again" ! )
    Love my models/toys and all things flying - The idea of a steam powered rocket is one thing but to strap yourself in to it with a flaky parachute as your only means of escaping death ???

    Wishing Mad Mike Hughes all the best of luck in the world but I hope this doesn't become his obituary !!

    To the Stars Mike !

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    Quote Posted by jake gittes (here)
    There are much easier ways to catch a roadrunner.



    Even as a 5 year old I never understood why instead of spending all that money on chasing the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote did not just spend all that money on a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, he could have all the chicken he wanted. Oh well that's cartoon economics.

    Well since the flight is on the 25/11/17 Mad Mike might want to put the kettle on good luck.

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Ha, you beat me to it. I saw the thread title and was coming in here to mention that very thing.

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    There is next to no ramp on that thing, I bet it will barely get over the truck before crashing, hopefully not on it's nose, even if he is a flat earther !

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    What profound thing is he going to see from 1800 feet high?
    The fringe (lunatic)? (LOL, JK!!!)
    He may as well go to the top of the CN Tower or similar LOL!
    Must be nice to have so much mooola to squander LOL!

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    Quote Posted by dynamo (here)
    What profound thing is he going to see from 1800 feet high?
    The fringe (lunatic)? (LOL, JK!!!)
    He may as well go to the top of the CN Tower or similar LOL!
    Must be nice to have so much mooola to squander LOL!
    He has to keep it low enough so that he can come back and say that he didn't see a earth as a sphere so therefore the earth is flat and he can say he saw it with his own eyes. But yeah, CN tower is ~1500ft at the observation "space" deck ... close enough to see a similar view.

    I see he also wants to be governor of California ... sounds about par for the course for your average politician.
    When you are one step ahead of the crowd, you are a genius.
    When your are two steps ahead, you are a crackpot.

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    Quote Posted by DeDukshyn (here)
    ...I see he also wants to be governor of California ... sounds about par for the course for your average politician.
    That right there is funny, sad but true, all at the same time!
    Thanks for the laughs, DeDukshyn!

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    This bloke should have paid more attention in history class.

    http://www.eaae-astronomy.org/eratos...osthenes-99456
    Eratosthenes, as chief librarian he read many documents and found out that at the Ancient Egyptian city of Swenet (known in Greek as Syene, and in the modern day as Aswan) that is located near the tropic of Cancer on June there is a well where on certain day of the year the sunlight goes down to the bottom of the well. He knew that in Alexandria there was no day that the great Obelisk did not produce shadow and he measured the shadow angle on the day the Sun was directly above the well in Aswan. He needed to know the distance from the well in Aswan to Alexandria and there several different versions of how he found out its value. The most popular one is that he send a slave to measure it in footsteps. The value that he used in his calculations was 8000 stadia (1 egiptian stadium is about 157.5 m, though the exact size of the stadium is often a theme of discussion).

    With this information he measured the circumference of the Earth without leaving Egypt by assuming that Earth was a sphere and that the Sun rays are parallel when they arrive to Earth.

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    Rocket man Mike Hughes' launch has hit a snag. RT.com is reporting today that the federal government has blocked his scheduled launch by "withholding permission to use public land."

    Citing a Washington Post article, RT quotes Hughes as saying: “It's still happening. We're just moving it three miles down the road. This is what happens anytime you have to deal with any kind of government agency. I don't see [the launch] happening until about Tuesday, honestly. It takes three days to set up… You know, it's not easy because it's not supposed to be easy.”

    RT article is here.

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    Quote Posted by LadyM, quoting Mike Hughes (here)
    This is what happens anytime you have to deal with any kind of government agency.
    Well, when he's Governor of California, he'll be able to take off wherever he likes.

    (Aside: I do feel a little weird making jokes about all this. There's a fair possibility that he'll kill himself. But I assume there are plenty enough people trying to talk him out of his insanity, and there really is nothing else the rest of us can do apart from look on.)

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    Maybe he should talk to David Adair!!

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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    I admire the guy. I admire the fact that he is willing to risk his life in pursuit of his wanting to know the answer to a question, a question he believes has not been answered satisfactorily. I could think of more noble pursuits to die for.

    I agree that his endeavour may result in his own demise, he sure has balls, that's for sure.

    It's his life, Good luck to him.

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