Daredevil ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes dies in homemade rocket launch filmed for TV

Daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes died Saturday when a homemade rocket he was attached to launched but quickly dove to earth in the California desert.

The stunt was apparently part of a forthcoming television show, “Homemade Astronauts,” that was scheduled to debut later this year on Discovery Inc.’s Science Channel.

Discovery confirmed the 64-year-old’s death in a statement.

“It was always his dream to do this launch, and Science Channel was there to chronicle his journey,” the company said.

The mishap was reported at 1:52 p.m. on private property in the Barstow area, San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said by email.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/daredevil-mad-mike-hughes-dies-homemade-rocket-launch-filmed-tv-n1141286

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