US 'daredevil' pilot Mike Hughes, looking to prove the earth is flat by launching himself in a home-made rocket as part of "Homemade Astronauts", a new TV series for the US Science Channel, was killed after a crash-landing in the California desert:
Hughes crashed his steam-powered rocket shortly after take-off near Barstow, California. A video shows a rocket being fired into the sky before plummeting to the ground nearby. Hughes was trying to reach an altitude of 5,000 ft.
The Science Channel said "...Hughes died pursuing his dream..."
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