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Flat-Earther to launch himself in a rocket

November 22, 2017 | Comment icon 93 comments

Hughes is certainly no stranger to rocket stunts. Image Credit: YouTube / Mike Hughes
Self-taught rocket scientist 'Mad' Mike Hughes is hoping to reach 1,800ft in his own steam-powered rocket.
Hughes, who describes himself as a 'daredevil', is certainly no stranger to madcap capers having previously broken his back twice while undertaking extreme stunt jumps in cars.

Following on from an earlier successful rocket launch in 2014, this latest endeavour will see him climb high over California in a home-made steam-powered rocket that cost around $20,000 to build.

"I don't believe in science," he said. "I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that's not science, that's just a formula."
The stunt is being backed by a flat Earth research group and Hughes hopes that he will eventually be able to launch high enough to directly observe the planet's flatness for himself.

"It's scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive," he said.

Footage recorded during his previous rocket launch can be viewed below.

Source: The Guardian | Comments (93)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #84 Posted by psyche101 5 years ago
Einstein had an IQ of 160 That's sufficient to tie a shoelace To believe a flat earth theory I figure ones IQ would be about ten points under the IQ of a shoelace. So yeah nahhhhh
Comment icon #85 Posted by Merc14 5 years ago
Well, she was abducted by grays while spraying vinegar at chemtrails sooo.....† It was a multidimensional thing.
Comment icon #86 Posted by pallidin 5 years ago
To me, the sad part about this is that no matter how ridiculous his "experiment" is (ascertaining curvature at 1800 feet... Or even 18000 feet) there will be those who consider it to be "proof" of a flat earth even though his altitude will be far, far too low to see the curvature. So, not only has he twisted Reality in his own mind (the earth is flat), but has also twisted the altitude requirements to prove his theory (1800 feet) Most bizarre. † †
Comment icon #87 Posted by psyche101 5 years ago
† A little explanation goes a long way!
Comment icon #88 Posted by psyche101 5 years ago
Those who take his word for it would be as stupid, if not stupider than he is. Photography can well illustrate the curvature of the earth as do signals that require line of sight transmitters and receivers, we can only send them by calculating the curvature of the earth and working with the curvature. I doubt he really is as stupid as he makes out, he is just an attention seeker who does not mind acting the fool to get the attention.
Comment icon #89 Posted by Bunzilla 5 years ago
This is just so mind-blowingly stupid. Everything about it. I'm hardly surprised that it's been cancelled. This is such an obvious cash grab and campaign for fame. First off, there are far easier and cheaper (not to mention safer) ways to get much farther up into the air. Second of all... If these idiots seriously think that there's been a massive coverup, then why do they think he'd be allowed to do this at all? Why haven't mysterious men in suits shown up at his door and forbidden him from building the rocket in the first place? Honestly, people just have no common sense.
Comment icon #90 Posted by Merc14 5 years ago
They are mind-numbingly ignorant people but I think this guy is laughing all the way to the bank.††
Comment icon #91 Posted by psyche101 5 years ago
His failure speaks volumes though.† Only flat earth supporters will turn a blind eye to that.
Comment icon #92 Posted by Timonthy 5 years ago
On December 4th his rocket apparently fell off the back of the vehicle carrying it or something similar and was damaged!† Still not launched as far as I can tell.
Comment icon #93 Posted by Still Waters 4 years ago
Update: †

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