Mike Hughes, known for his terraplanista theories, died on Saturday in California at 64 years of age after crashing into the homemade rocket with which he intended to fly at 1,524 meters high.The rocket launch was recorded for ‘Homemade Astronauts’ [astronautas caseros], a new Science Channel television show, owned by Discovery Channel. In the video it looks like a parachute falls to the ground moments after the launch of the steam-powered rocket. Next the artifact plummets and crashes near the launch site.Mad Mike Hughes just launched himself in a self-made steam-powered rocket and crash landed. Very likely did not survive. #MadMike#MadMikeHughespic.twitter.com/svtviTEi8f– Justin Chapman (@justindchapman) February 22, 2020“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this difficult time,” Discovery Channel published in a statement. “It was always his dream to make this release and Science Channel was there to report his trip.” “Do I think the Earth is shaped like a frisbee? Yes I know for sure? No. That’s why I want to go to space,” he said. Hughes in statements collected by the Associated Press agency. However, after his death, his representative has told Buzzfeed that this was just a public relations strategy that helped him raise money.In 2018 Hughes had another accident after launching in another home rocket at 570 meters. Its dinal objective was to try to reach the point where the atmosphere meets outer space, as reported by the Discovery Channel. The deceased was known for other dangerous challenges and had the Guinness Award for the biggest limousine jump, 31 meters.