American daredevil dies in homemade rocket launch Feb 24, 2020 0 942 12345 Los Angeles: An amateur American astronaut who said he wanted to prove the Earth is flat has been killed in the crash of his homemade rocket, said the Science Channel, which filmed the launch.“Michael ‘Mad Mike’ Hughes tragically passed away today during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket,” the channel, which is part of the Discovery Channel, said on Twitter. “Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends during this difficult time.” Hughes, 64, launched himself on Saturday in a steam-powered rocket that he built in the backyard of his home in Barstow, California. Several brands sponsored the project. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Police at checkpoints, events cancelled as virus fears shake Italy Feb 24, 2020 0 93 Hamburg voters punish German right, Merkel party Feb 24, 2020 0 61 Sanders wins big in Nevada but some Democrats worry Feb 24, 2020 0 341 Sandstorm forces closure of airports on Spain’s Canary Islands AFP Madrid Airports on Spain’s Canary Islands were closed again on Sunday after a sandstorm hit the archipelago, airport authorities said. Air travel was first disrupted on the archipelago on Saturday after strong .. Ukraine to send electronic folk band to Eurovision Song Contest Kiev: After a year’s break, Ukraine is again participating in the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) this year and plans to send an electronic folk band to the competition in Rotterdam in May. The band Go_A won the competition .. Trump advisor asserts seeing no intel of Russia meddling AFP Washington President Donald Trump’s national security advisor said on Sunday he had seen no intelligence that Russia was again meddling in the US elections in favor of his boss. The assertions by National Security ..