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What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« on: November 23, 2017, 07:28:27 am »
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/11/23/rocket-launch-will-prove-earth-is-flat-california-man-says.html



A California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a home-built rocket to prove that astronauts faked the shape of the Earth.

Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver, said his stunt will be the first phase of the flat-Earth space program, sponsored by Research Flat Earth, a group that believes Earth is, well, flat.

The rocket should travel about a mile at a speed of roughly 500 mph.


“If you’re not scared to death, you’re an idiot,” Hughes said. “It’s scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive. I like to do extraordinary things that no one else can do, and no one in the history of mankind has designed, built and launched himself in his own rocket.”


He claims to have built the steam-powered rocket out of scrap metal parts in his garage. The project cost around $20,000, including the purchase of a motor home off Craigslist that was converted into a ramp.

The daredevil’s aim is to get miles above Earth and snap a photo, proving that astronauts conspired to fabricate the shape of the planet.



“I don’t believe in science,” Hughes said. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”


"I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula."
- Mike Hughes, flat-Earth believer

During an interview with a flat-Earth group in June, Hughes said his project will “shut the doors on this ball Earth.” But he acknowledged that he had much to learn about rocket science.

“This whole tech thing, I'm really behind the eight ball," he said.

Hughes, however, is not an absolute amateur when it comes to rocket science. He built his first rocket in 2014 and flew a quarter-mile in Arizona, though the flight left him injured.

But the Saturday’s planned launch will pose a challenge to the daredevil. Not only was the 2014 flight a quarter of the distance he expects to fly this Saturday, the previous rocket was based on round-earth technology, the Washington Post reported.

The project received the backing of the flat-earth community in America after Hughes became a flat-Earth supporter.

"We were kind of looking for new sponsors for this. And I'm a believer in the flat Earth," Hughes told the host of a flat-earth web show, the Post reported. "I researched it for several months."

According to the host, Hughes was a real explorer of scientific secrets and “not compromised by the government.”

“John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons," Hughes said. "Once you understand that, you understand the roots of the deception."
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 07:32:56 am »
He doesn't believe in science though.    :rotflmao:

Just wait till he's a 1,800 feet high in his home made rocket. He's going to have a crash course in the science of gravity.    :o
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 07:51:35 am »
 You can’t fix stupid.  But he is sure going to give it a heck of a try.
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 08:06:43 am »
What a prat :rotflmao:   
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 08:13:08 am »
I think the key words here are:
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.....the previous rocket was based on round-earth technology, the Washington Post reported.

The project [this more expensive one] received the backing of the flat-earth community in America after Hughes became a flat-Earth supporter.


Like some politicians will say anything to get elected, sometimes daredevils/researchers will say anything to get funded.

1,800 feet, doesn't seem very high, I wonder why he isn't just using a Cessna?...Oh right, where's the fun in that.

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 08:22:47 am »
I would be surprised if the local authorities, FAA, CIA, and FBI let him go through with it.
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2017, 08:27:09 am »
Publicity stunt.

He probably tried giving out a couple of up-skirt photos and when that did not go anywhere, this was his next best idea.

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2017, 08:27:42 am »
just hope his planned flight path isnt in the direction of North Korea ;)
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2017, 08:31:42 am »
If he survives this he's going to debunk the moon landing.
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 12:01:05 pm »
1,800 feet?????  That's not even as high as a small hill here in Washington State.  What does he hope to see from there?  The top of some garage roofs?  And what the heck is "round earth technology"?

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 05:28:29 am »
You're being kind.   He's an F'n idiot.
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 07:03:29 am »
Instead of a steam powered rocket maybe the dork should build a large scale version of this model.



What's the worst thing that could happen with one of these? Maybe get his rocket stuck on the garage roof?

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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 07:52:29 am »
I do not know but it looks to me like some of those rounded pieces could end up someplace they do not belong. Just sayin'.

Brian

Instead of a steam powered rocket maybe the dork should build a large scale version of this model.



What's the worst thing that could happen with one of these? Maybe get his rocket stuck on the garage roof?
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 08:59:42 am »
...but then again....
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Re: What happens if we fall off the edge of our flat Earth?
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 09:09:32 am »


Wow, they still make those things! I had one of those when I was a child. (1950s) I recall mine was a two stage model made of white plastic with a transparent red tip (EZ boyz). I don't recall the two stage action working very well. Sometimes it fell to the ground and the hard impact would set the second stage off and it would spin around in the grass.
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Just to get back on topic sorta, there where no pictures (fake or otherwise) from space showing a round earth. Only world globes made by those Replogle conspirators.