The haters can sit down because self-declared Flat Earth researcher and DIY steam rocket enthusiast “Mad” Mike Hughes has finally launched his rocket.
The AP reported the launch after Hughes had two failed attempts to get his steam-powered rocket up and going.
While the launch did go as planned, Hughes' landing was a little rough and says that besides an aching back he felt fine.
“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 ... This thing wants to kill you 10 different ways. This thing will kill you in a heartbeat.
Am I glad I did it? Yeah. I guess. I’ll feel it in the morning. I won’t be able to get out of bed. At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight.”