'Mad' Mike Hughes, the 61-year-old flat-Earth believer who was set to launch himself some 1,800ft up into the air at speeds of around 500mph on Saturday, 25 November, has postponed the blast-off due to a couple of hitches.
Hughes had prepped his red-coloured, DIY steam-powered rocket for the lift-off and selected the launch site as well.
However, just a couple of days before the launch, he was contacted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and was informed that he did not have the required approvals to take-off from an airstrip in California's Amboy, a ghost town in the Mojave Desert.
The situation was further complicated when the motorhome, or the launcher for the homemade rocket, broke down as Hughes was preparing to leave for the launch site, as per The Telegraph.
"I just fixed it about two hours ago," Hughes said, while announcing the cancellation on YouTube.
Now, the limo driver and stuntman plans to attempt the launch next week – tentatively Tuesday, 28 November – at another location, which he said is 3 miles away from the current site, and long and wide enough for the launch.