The launch in the desert town - about 200 miles east of Los Angeles - was originally scheduled in November.
"I'm exhausted of people saying I chickened out and didn't build a rocket", he told AP. "There's no difference between science and science fiction".
His steam-powered rocket, which was emblazoned with the phrase "RESEARCH FLAT EARTH", launched at about 3pm Pacific time, hitting a top speed of 560km/h before gracefully sailing back down to Earth's (not flat) surface aided by parachutes. "I believe it is", he said. I believe it is, do I know for sure? No. "I want to do it".
The 61-year-old enthusiast, who works as a limousine driver, in order to make the launch possible, he turned his mobile home-trailer into a ramp that allowed him to launch the rocket at a vertical angle. For months he's been working on overhauling his rocket in his garage. "A minimum of I could go residence and also have supper as well as see my pet cats tonite". Risks approximated the rate at 350 miles per hour.
"Mad Mike" survived his rocket launch in one piece and he has something to say to his critics.
See the full launch video of Mad Mike Hughes! The launch had been postponed multiple times, partly because Hughes said he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to conduct it on public land.
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However, after a friend who owned a huge swathe of land let him take off on his property Mike was ready to rocket. He had got a lot of negative reaction for his plans and he was labelled a crackpot for launching a home-made rocket contraption.
This has been quite an undertaking for Hughes, who lives in Apple Valley, California.
"Rocketry, as our private space companies found out, isn't as easy as it looks", he added. He already announced to Facebook followers than he wants to build a Rockoon - a rocket carried by a balloon that would then separate and light post-separation. He collapsed after that landing and needed three days to recover.
This one was going to be shown online through Noize TV. He said that Hughes branded Amboy as "Rocket Town" and it was fantastic. I'm an older guy.
Hughes had been on a mission to prove that the Earth is flat and that NASA astronauts like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are merely paid actors performing in front of a computer-generated image of a round globe. The problem is it brings out all the nuts also, people questioning everything.
His future plans are simple: Fill out the paperwork to run for governor. "I want to do it".
China's Commerce Ministry said Beijing was considering a tariff increase of 25 percent on pork and aluminum scrap, mirroring Mr. A man rests as he keeps an eye on stock price movements displayed on a screen at a securities company in Beijing on Friday.
Some of the other measure announced were- Rs 35 crore allocation for two schemes to promote sportsperson in Delhi. The Aam Aadmi Party government Thursday presented a Rs 53,000 crore budget for financial year 2018-19.
Bob Corker of Tennessee, a Senate budget hawk who has clashed fiercely with Trump, tweeted: "Please do, Mr President. Ryan stressed that the funding bill included many victories for the president, especially on military spending.
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Disturbing footage of the incident shows the wing player fighting through a screen while chasing his opponent towards the corner. He was taken off the court by stretcher and brought to a hospital, but his condition is unknown as of Sunday morning.
The S&P 500 posted three new 52-week highs and 19 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 36 new highs and 59 new lows. The White House said Trump would sign a presidential memorandum "targeting China's economic aggression" at 12:30 p.m.
But despite not feeling 100 percent early on, Thomas has been nothing short of stellar this week at Austin Country Club. Johnson's record won't be etched into the PGA Tour record book because it occurred during match play.
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