(If he didn't die, I'd have put this under the "silly, random and fun" category.) From the article...
“Mad” Mike Hughes, the Flat Earther who planned to launch a rocket high enough to “prove” Earth is flat, has died in a failed launch.
Hughes, whom I interviewed on multiple occasions (he once said to me, “GO F*CK YOURSELF” in response to my inquiries), reportedly died after his self-made rocket crash-landed in Southern California. I described Hughes as a “future Darwin Award winner” in November 2017 and reported on another one of his failed launches later.
It turns out that wasn’t far off the mark. The limo driver and amateur stuntman’s steam-powered device was recorded crashing into the ground, according to TMZ.
Unfortunately Hughes was not alone in his thinking. Some people are as serious about the earth being flat as any other ridiculous belief. You can't communicate without a frame of reference. Reality makes a good frame only if the person you are communicating with, is in it. I've seen a lot of people with only one foot in reality - especially during this pandemic.
Good for him. If stupidity gets you killed......GOOD, you deserve it.
Died not because of the fall. They once said they'd die before admitting they were wrong.
Maybe he hit the dome on top.
Ok, he wanted to get as close to the Karman line, 62 miles above the planet. Just how did he think he would be able to breathe up there, or even come back down and decelerate for a safe landing?
It is a shame that he died. Had he gotten to some still much lower altitude than the Karman line, he'd have had to see the roundness, and find a way to explain it away. "Hey, they knew I was going up, and they painted it round!"
Ideas have consequences, as Q has shown us!
I was thinking this was old news. He died a year ago.
He can now be entered for a Darwin Award.
@CuddyCruiser Borrowing our Aussie saying are you, that's okay we're always happy to share.
I would hate to think his DNA is being passed on.