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Man in California plans to launch himself into space with a homemade rocket

A California man is defying science argument by building his own rocket to fly into space to prove the Earth is flat.The 61-year-old spent the past few years building his own rocket to make the journey which has costed him over $20,000 to build. As a limo driver, he has no formal training in space launches and is a beginner at space traveling.Mike Hughes said, "“I don’t believe in science,” and "know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air" he plans to blast off at speeds of up to 500 mph from a mobile home that he purchased for $1,500 and converted into a launcher.

Space launch is the earliest part of a flight that reaches space. Space launch involves liftoff, when a rocket or other space launch vehicle leaves the ground, floating ship or midair aircraft at the start of a flight but has never been done before by a homemade rocket. Liftoff is of two main types: rocket launch (the current conventional method), and non-rocket space launch (where other forms of propulsion are employed, including airbreathing jet engines or other kinds). Safety is the probability of causing injury or loss of life. Unreliable launchers are not necessarily unsafe, whereas reliable launchers are usually, but not invariably safe.Apart from catastrophic failure of the launch vehicle itself other safety hazards include depressurisation, and the Van Allen radiation belts which preclude orbits which spend long periods within them.

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