Despite all a justification in a universe proof otherwise, some people exclude to desert their realistic beliefs that Earth is indeed prosaic — and this man unequivocally takes a cake.
Mike Hughes is so assured that people are wrong about a planet’s turn figure that he motionless to infer his indicate in a severely dangerous experiment. The 61-year-old limo motorist had primarily designed to launch himself into space in a homemade scrap-metal rocket on Nov 25 in Amboy, California. Unfortunately for him, a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) put a stop to that flattering quickly.
Hughes has spend $20,000 building his possess steam-powered rocket with gangling tools he had in his garage, even shopping a engine home on Craigslist to use as a ramp.
He’s been formulation a launch for a final year, claiming to have already performed a BLM’s capitulation — which, apparently, was news to a sovereign agency.
In fact, a group says they had no thought about Hughes’ devise until they came opposite news articles detailing a launch, that was set to be a 500-mile-long moody by a Mojave Desert. They told him he did not have their accede to do so on open land and, unsurprisingly, a FAA didn’t approve, either.