In the desert near Barstow, California (USA) crashed while trying to fly a homemade rocket American Michael Hughes, known by the nickname Mad Max.
The accident occurred on February 22 during startup of the apparatus for filming on the Science Channel. This was reported in the Twitter channel (to watch the video, dockrillia the news until the end).
It is noted that the launch was carried out in the framework of the issue of Homemade Astronauts, which opens on a channel. Hughes was going to climb on a rocket, powered by a steam engine to a height of about 1.5 km.
“His dream was to implement this launch, and the Science Channel team was on location to capture the journey”, – stated in the message.
Live launch and rocket crash was published on Twitter journalist Justin Chapman. He also said that Hughes died.
For its part, the government confirmed the death of a man after the rocket crashed, but in its statement did not mention the name of Mad max.