Flat earth rocketeer Mike Hughes dies in crash

Soen Eber

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Why on earth would he ride it instead of sending up a camera?
 

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Flat Earthers have a huge distrust in science and technic; so quite probably he wanted to see the results by himself.
 

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From what I have read on his earlier stunts, he is more of a stuntman and hobbyist “engineer.” The flat earth connection appeared to be more of a fundraising ploy than a deeply held belief.

It was extremely reckless of the Science Channel to give funding and publicity to someone so clearly unprepared and unqualified to launch a manned rocket.
 

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From the look of the not-just-a-little-disturbing video, the fault seems to echo Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon steam-powered-rocket fiasco; parachute launched way too early.

Not that the risks weren't abundantly apparent, and not that there wasn't an idiotic level of irresponsibility (and a lot of crazy) in all this, but still; sad deal for him and his family. Maybe worse, the deceased and the family probably signed giant stacks of contracts that contain the magic phrase, "indemnify and hold harmless" and "assigns and heirs" so they may very well be out of luck financially. (Cheap legal tip; if you see those phrases in a contract, you need a lawyer. You're saying that if something goes wrong, not only will you not sue the bastards, you'll cover THEIR losses - and the same applies to your estate and heirs.)
 
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Trump supporter dies in a "hey guys watch this" moment...
 

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Add to the mix that Mad Mike had some accidents with his self built vehicles before, so it was bound to happen sooner or later.
 

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