A California man who long held the belief that the earth is flat has died after his home-made rocket blasted off into the desert sky and plunged back to earth as he was trying to fly to the edge of outer space to prove that the earth is flat and not round.
The video below showed the rocket taking off, with what appears to be a parachute tearing off during the launch. The steam-powered rocket streaks upward, then takes around 10 seconds to fall straight back to earth. Shrieks can be heard as the rocket plows into the desert. Watch the video through this link