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Daredevil 'Mad' Mike Hughes Killed In Crash Of Homemade Rocket

<img src=’’ alt=‘ “Mad” Mike Hughes’ rocket takes off with what appears to be a parachute tearing off during its launch near Barstow, Calif. Hughes was killed when the rocket crashed Saturday.’/>

Mike Hughes promoted himself as believing that the Earth was flat. He launched in homemade rockets with the goal of eventually flying to the edge of space to see for himself.

(Image credit: Mercedes Blackehart/AP)