California man to ride homemade steam-powered rocket

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Date: November 21st, 2017

Category: Nutty News

Mad Rocket ScientistThe countdown to launch creeps closer and there’s still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to his vessel.

Pick up his flight suit. Leave enough food for his four cats, just in case anything happens.

Hughes is a 61-year-old limo driver who has spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage.

His project has cost him $20,000, which includes Rust-Oleum paint to fancy it up and a motor home he bought on Craig’s List that he converted into a ramp.  More

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