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American daredevil dies in homemade rocket launch

Los Angeles: An amateur American astronaut who said he wanted to prove the Earth is flat has been killed in the crash of his homemade rocket, said the Science Channel, which filmed the launch.
“Michael ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes tragically passed away today during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket,” the channel, which is part of the Discovery Channel, said on Twitter. “Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends during this difficult time.”
Hughes, 64, launched himself on Saturday in a steam-powered rocket that he built in the backyard of his home in Barstow, California. Several brands sponsored the project. (AFP)