The Original Rocket Man


From the DIY ASTRONAUT Department:


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For Immediate Release:


— DIY Astronaut and Rocket-Builder “Mad” Michael Hughes Will Climb Inside The Rocket on August 11, 2019

— As a Guiness Book of World Record-Holder, Hughes Knows How to Break Records (See Last Year’s Massive Success).


“Mad” Michael Hughes, the ‘Human Wile E. Coyote’ and existing World Record Holder for DIY Manned Rocket Flight, is at it again. This time, he’s going bigger, faster and further. Title Sponsor “HUD Dating App” is helping to fund the launch and plans to be the “World’s First Dating App to Go Into Space.”

How Far This Time? Hitting speeds of 400 m.p.h., Hughes will parachute down from the 1 Mile Mark on August 11, 2019.

“Mad” Mike Hughes, a 63-year-limo driver, daredevil and self-taught rocket scientist, blasted himself in the direction of space in 2018 and it was seen by tens of millions of people. Hughes propelled himself almost 2,000 feet into the air before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert about 200 miles east of Los Angeles (in Amboy, CA).

During last year’s successful launch, Hughes converted some scaffolding and a mobile home into a ramp and modified it to launch from a vertical angle so he wouldn’t fall back to the ground on public land. This time around, he’s launching off a mobile rocket launch platform (pics to be uploaded soon).

Is NASA Involved? How is the Launch Possible?

The launch is made possible by title sponsor HUD Dating App.

About Mad Michael Hughes

Please visit for more info about the ‘Human Wile E. Coyote’ and upcoming projects.

About Contributors and Sponsors

A number of sponsors have helped to make the launch possible, including jobmo (‘The Tinder for Jobs’), Juan Pollo and Michael Row Welding.

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INDIEGOGO Launch Coming in August 2019

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