It’s Not Rocket Science

Well, I guess it is.

On March 24, self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes, who happens to believe the earth is flat, launched himself over 1,800 feet in the air in his homemade rocket.

The rocket came back to earth by parachute. One deployed right after the launch was complete. The second one was deployed before touchdown, but it seems to me it was deployed a little late — which may account for the hard touchdown that injured Hughes’ back.

There are a few questions that came to mind as I read the news story:

What drives a self-taught rocket scientist (who works as a limo driver) to build and fly a homemade rocket?

What kind of approval did he need to get for that “experimental” rocket?

Why didn’t the paramedics take more time removing him from the cockpit — especially since he was complaining about his back hurting?

Was Kim Jong-un upset that another “rocket man” upstaged him in the news?

I am also amazed that anyone in this day and age, especially someone with the intelligence to build and fly a homemade rocket, would believe that the earth is flat!

You can watch a video of the launch event on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5xw3MM9G0E

Kids – don’t try this at home!

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