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Self-taught rocket scientist eyes Monday for new launch date


November 29, 2017

Self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes won't allow a little red tape to get in the way of his green light for a launch.

All systems go for his rescheduled steam-powered rocket attempt — in his view, at least.

The 61-year-old limo driver who believes Earth is flat plans to climb into his homemade vessel Monday and rocket 1 mile over the ghost town of Amboy, California. He was scheduled to blast off last weekend, but he didn't have the proper permits from the Bureau of Land Management.

He's relocated his launch pad about 4 miles from its original spot so he takes off and lands on pr...

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