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

    Quote Posted by daviddjg23 (here)
    okay will read them

    i do like to argue for the other side especially if the idea is provocative.
    Yes. But be selective.

    There are plenty of things to be provocative about which contain real merit, and which are enormously important in our time. This is not one of those.

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

    Anyway about his rocket he will be lucky to make it off the ramp!!

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

    Quote Posted by daviddjg23 (here)
    Anyway about his rocket he will be lucky to make it off the ramp!!
    Sorry David, but wrong again!

    Once again, here is my post from Page one of this thread:

    Quote Posted by Harley (here)

    Wanna see what happens?

    He's done it before, on January 30, 2014, and is lucky to be alive!
    (Note that I didn't copy or duplicate, but simply provided a link to the original)


    And here is a longer (Slo-Mo) video taken from an on-board Go-Pro mounted on the tail:

    And yes it really is Steam Powered, with a thrust period of approx. 4 seconds!
    Harley

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    New launch date planned for 3rd February.

    This one will be a vertical rather than horizontal launch, which Hughes believes will prevent him from crossing over into public property and thus getting in trouble with the government.

    To the stars Mike .. to the stars !

    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/01/reb...mph-this-time/

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    Oh dear ..

    A live stream from Noize TV captured 11 painstaking minutes of the homemade rocket sitting on the pad on Saturday before... not going anywhere.

    Hughes explains the different ways he attempted to get the rocket to launch, which he says failed because he could not get combustion due to an improperly functioning actuator. Or possibly plunger.

    To The Stars Mike .. to The Stars



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    Lunch now is planned for Tuesday or Wednesday this week.

    Here's a good interview with "Mad Mike" - seems quite a nice guy and worth a listen.
    To the Stars Mike .. to the Stars !

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    To the Stars Mike !!
    Congratulations !
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    ‘Like Falcon Space launch’: Flat-Earther finally blasts off into California sky (VIDEO)

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    © Mad Mike Hughes / Facebook

    Flat-Earth theorist and self-taught rocket scientist ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes has catapulted himself half a mile into the air aboard a homemade rocket in Californian desert town.

    The 61-year-old limo-driver-turned-rocket-scientist launched his steam-powered rocket and reached an altitude of 1,875 feet (572m) near Amboy, California on Saturday. The event was previously delayed due variously to technical problems and/or lack of permission.

    “This is like the Falcon Space launch,” Hughes’ team member Jim told Noize TV before Hughes was loaded into the steam-powered rocket. “Don’t let him land on you.”

    The landing was hard, as it sheared off the nose cone of the rocket and the man’s back was aching after the flight, according to AP.

    “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,” Hughes said.

    It is the Flat-Earth theorist’s second attempt to launch a rocket. In 2014, he traveled 1,374 feet aboard his first manned vehicle and suffered injuries from the flight.

    It is unclear if the second attempt was enough to debunk the round-world concept. To prove that the Earth is actually flat the man is to build a “Rockoon” rocket that uses a gas-filled balloon to get to the upper atmosphere. The vehicle is to take him some 68 miles up. This may not happen for some time yet, as Hughes is going to run for governor of California.


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

    Full flight here, starts ~26:00 mark.



    Well done, crazy man! ... but the earth's still not flat, lol.
    When you are one step ahead of the crowd, you are a genius.
    Two steps ahead, and you are deemed a crackpot.

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    It is with a sad heart I post this update.



    'Mad' Mike Hughes: Daredevil inventor killed after homemade rocket crashes in California

    The 64-year-old was attempting to fly 5,000ft into the air in a steam-powered rocket when it crash-landed shortly after take-off.




    https://news.sky.com/story/mad-mike-...ornia-11941160

    To the Stars Mike .. To the Stars !
    R.I.P
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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    Well ... I can't say I'm terribly surprised. At least he went out with a "bang", doing what he loved.

    Who can say they died chasing their dreams? ... very few ...
    When you are one step ahead of the crowd, you are a genius.
    Two steps ahead, and you are deemed a crackpot.

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

    Yes- not surprised really.
    But as you say he did what he wanted to do and went out as he himself probably expected.
    I think he chanced his luck on more than one occasion - just a pity to see a life lost on such a futile project. He may as well sat atop a giant soda bottle with half a ton of mentors.
    But I admire his albeit misplaced sense of adventure in my eyes.

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    I think we all called this one - except Mike himself !

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    I think we all called this one - except Mike himself !
    I have to say, that's really very sad. I'm not feeling all that great about my rather bad joke... I really didn't think he'd kill himself.


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

    Kind of a head scratcher in more ways than one.

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    I think we all called this one - except Mike himself !
    I have to say, that's really very sad. I'm not feeling all that great about my rather bad joke... I really didn't think he'd kill himself.

    I thought he would and I am still tempted to say something totally tasteless.

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    I think we all called this one - except Mike himself !
    I have to say, that's really very sad. I'm not feeling all that great about my rather bad joke... I really didn't think he'd kill himself.

    I thought he would and I am still tempted to say something totally tasteless.


    it kinda reminds me of that guy who went as a christian missionary to that small island to convert the Sentinelese and got filled up with arrows.

    i imagine they were both greeted in the afterlife by a giant floating facepalm emoji.
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    Default Re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch himself to 1800 ft

    If you look at the speed this thing took off, I'm feeling he passed out from the G forces.
    May have recovered on the downfall, or if really lucky was still drowsy and so maybe did not have time to realize what was happening?
    Whatever the case, seeing how stubborn and determined he was to do this, it's probably how his soul decided it should be .

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

    “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” — Leonard da Vinci

    I have to admire him for having a dream and following it! May he rest in peace.

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