This test is an attempt from Hughes to bring more attention to his theories about the ‘Flat Earth’ through mainstream media outlets.
“It’s scary as hell, but none of us is getting out of this world alive. I like to do extraordinary things that no-one else can do, and no-one in the history of mankind has designed, built and launched himself in his own rocket,” Hughes told AP.
“I’m a walking reality show.”
“I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.
He says: “There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”
According to Hughes’ website, the rocket is constructed using scrap parts at a cost of $ 20,000, and is sponsored by ‘Research Flat Earth’.
Hughes hopes to broadcast the test on Youtube.