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The homebrew rocket maker had dreams of fame and fortune. Those dreams ended on the edge of the Mojave Desert. I shouldn’t have been there to witness it.

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Mad Mike Hughes working on his steam-powered rocket before a test launch in Amboy, California, in August 2019. Hughes died in a rocket crash on February 22, 2020.Photograph: Andrew Hetherington

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