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Old 07 December 2017, 05:50 PM
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An update! Of sorts! Some guy from a Flat Earth youtube channel checked the damage to Mad Mike's rocket and gave us a rundown of what Mike plans to do next:


For those of you who can't be bothered watching some guy rambling in a poorly shot video (or who don't want to give a flat earth guy the extra youtube hits) the gist is basically that the rocket sustained minor external damage and one of the crappy wheels that is intended to guide it along the framework when it launches got knocked out of alignment. Mad Mike Hughes left it in the town of Amboy for the week because he had to go back to work but he'll come back and get the rocket on Friday so he can take it home and fix it.

I'm betting that it'll probably stay at his house for quite some time, he doesn't seem to be in all that much of a rush any more.

Also there's not really any point in bringing the rocket back to Amboy because he still doesn't have permission from the Bureau of Land Management to launch it there.
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Old 07 December 2017, 06:12 PM
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Yeah he said something in one of his videos about how this is a publicity stunt to raise awareness so he can later crowdfund the $1.8 million needed to build a rocket that can reach the Kármán line (or something like that, I can't be bothered going through his videos to double check the details).
Seems like it would be easier to just put that money towards a flight on Virgin Galactic. Right now that seems to have a better chance of getting off the ground than anything built by this guy.
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Old 07 December 2017, 07:14 PM
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At this point, it looks like he's just stalling until people lose interest.
I suspect he's creating activity to monetize his Youtube vids.
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Old 07 December 2017, 07:21 PM
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I suspect he's creating activity to monetize his Youtube vids.
That's the crazy thing, he created his own youtube channel (or someone created it for him, I suspect) a short time before he was first supposed to launch the rocket but throughout all this he hasn't uploaded a single video to it.

He also seems to expect to make money selling commemorative t-shirts somehow but when I checked all his related websites there's absolutely no sign of an online store where you could order them.


He's remarkably inept at every single aspect of this entire scheme.
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