Mike Hughes plans to launch himself 1,800 feet into the sky Corey Selby/Contributed“Mad” Mike Hughes trekked from Apple Valley to Amboy, California last Friday. He experienced vehicle troubles, as his motorhome/rocket launcher broke down several times during the trip. He plans to beat the world record for longest steam rocket jump on Monday, Dec. 4. ■ By Kyle Selby / Reporter Just before Thanksgiving, The Associated Press ran a story titled, “Self-taught rocket scientist plans to launch over ghost town,” about “Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limousine driver turned flat Earth believer and stuntman, who’s invested $20,000 over the past few years into a homemade steam rocket. On my way home
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