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    Default This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

    Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.
    Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the Associated Press, his journey into the atmosflat will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program.
    Hughes’s ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.
    “It’ll shut the door on this ball earth,” Hughes said in a fundraising interview with a flat-Earth group for Saturday’s flight. Theories discussed during the interview included NASA being controlled by round-Earth Freemasons and Elon Musk making fake rockets from blimps.
    Hughes promised the flat-Earth community that he would expose the conspiracy with his steam-powered rocket, which will launch from a heavily modified mobile home — though he acknowledged that he still had much to learn about rocket science.

    More at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.95cbe543e4d3
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    I have to wonder why he doesn't just use a balloon. He could get a lot higher with one of them than he could with his so called rocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I have to wonder why he doesn't just use a balloon. He could get a lot higher with one of them than he could with his so called rocket.
    That's what she said.
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    Excellent , had I not read that I would not be aware that Freemasons had covered up for centuries that the earth was flat . Everyone else probably better steer clear of the Mojave until this guy kills himself .

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    I don't want to diminish his enthusiasm, but things become less interesting and hospitable the higher you go.

    Perhaps this could be a life metaphor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I have to wonder why he doesn't just use a balloon. He could get a lot higher with one of them than he could with his so called rocket.
    Agreed... Its difficult to rationalize the irrational.

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    I tried such when I was about(?) six.

    My attempt was thwarted by my Mom. and on retrospect, my technology was flawed,, though the theory was right.
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    I thought the flat earth people were like pastrapharians, where it's more of a joke then a real belief

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikezelot View Post
    I thought the flat earth people were like pastrapharians, where it's more of a joke then a real belief
    It's probably a government false flag psyop.
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    There are probably hills at a higher elevation.

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    I wondered if any buildings are close to this. Just browsing Google shows that the new One World Trade Center is almost that high.

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    I guess nothing will help this guy.
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    If he proves it's flat I'm jumping off the edge to see what happens.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    If he proves it's flat I'm jumping off the edge to see what happens.
    Might be fun to dig a hole all the way through. Easy access to the back side of the earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    If he proves it's flat I'm jumping off the edge to see what happens.
    Makes you wonder if there's land at the edge of the disc... Otherwise, why do we still have water ?!

    Really. These people are nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    If he proves it's flat I'm jumping off the edge to see what happens.
    You'd just land on another turtle dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPaulIsGreat View Post
    There are probably hills at a higher elevation.

    The Mojave Desert is where Death Valley is.

    I just visited there a couple months ago for the first time. I thought it was a big flat desert, but it's not.. There are giant mountains 4-5k feet tall surrounding the valley that goes down below sea level.

    If you drive west of death valley, you go from 100+ feet below sea level up to about 4 or 5 thousand feet, then you go back down to another valley about 2000 feet above sea level, then you go back up to about 5 or 6 thousand feet, then you drop back down into a valley about 3,800 feet above sea level.. This is all in about an hour or so. Then you look to your west, and the tallest mountain in the US is sitting there at over 14,000 feet high (Mt. Whitney).

    So this seems pretty ridiculous on its face.

    edit: looks like he is still doing rocket tests..

    Hughes’s ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    If he proves it's flat I'm jumping off the edge to see what happens.
    You can't, it's guarded by the illuminati.
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    He's a latter-day flat-earther so to speak.

    He's a recent convert, probably for the support.

    I find him to be pretty amusing.

    And he has bigger balls than the nayvee fighting skywriter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Origanalist View Post
    If he proves it's flat I'm jumping off the edge to see what happens.
    You've neglected your runes? smh


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    May Darwin smile upon his endeavor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparebulb View Post
    And he has bigger balls than the nayvee fighting skywriter.
    Never confuse a dearth of brains with nerve, even though the former often leads to the appearance of the latter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    [...] the tallest mountain in the US is sitting there at over 14,000 feet high (Mt. Whitney).
    Denali (née McKinley) in Alaska is the tallest mountain in the US (over 20,000 feet). It is also the tallest in North America.

    Whitney is only the tallest mountain in the 48 contiguous states. It is the 24th tallest in North America (18 of the tallest 23 are all in Alaska or Canada; the remaining 5 are all in Mexico).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikezelot View Post
    I thought the flat earth people were like pastrapharians, where it's more of a joke then a real belief
    Nah, d00d. They're srs as a heart attack. They've got FB groups and webbernet sites too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luctor-et-emergo View Post
    I guess nothing will help this guy.
    No, but his recycling will be good for the universe.

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    So Earth is flat but none of the other minimally bacterial life supporting planets like Mars are flat?

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