Flat Earth Rocketeer Once Again Fails To Launch Himself Into The Sky At 500 MPH

Flat Earth Rocketeer Once Again Fails To Launch Himself Into The Sky At 500 MPH

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A live stream from Noize TV captured 11 painstaking minutes of the homemade rocket sitting on the pad on Saturday before… not going anywhere. Whatever technical malfunction apparently blew the launch was not immediately revealed, though according to Route 66 News, Hughes believes a faulty seal may have thwarted the launch.

“Some of you at home are going, ‘Ah, I fucking knew it,'” Noize TV’s host said. “But you know what, you didn’t know anything, because this man, I know he really tried. He really fucking tried. What went wrong could be a number of things. It could be the easiest thing. It could be nothing.”

In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Hughes explains the different ways he attempted to get the rocket to launch, which he says failed because he could not get combustion due to an improperly functioning actuator. Or possibly plunger. It’s unclear.

Hughes says in the video that “there is a probability” blast-off could happen today. However, he says he “has to be in court on Tuesday morning” thanks to legal efforts he says he’s pursuing against several government entities, which makes a Monday launch unlikely.

“I don’t know, guys,” Hughes said to the crowd gathered for Saturday’s failed launch. “I’m just one man.”

[Route 66 News]