Flat Earther leaves the ground

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#1 Flat Earther leaves the ground

Post by bernomatic » Thu, 29 Mar 18, 03:15 am

Mike Hughes believes the Earth is flat. To prove it, he built himself a rocket and launched himself 1,875' into the sky.
“Mad” Mike Hughes, the world’s only flat-Earther rocket man, finally blasted off on his well-publicized mission yesterday before crashing back down to reality, shaken but relatively unharmed.

Giving him due credit, the launch was remarkably smooth, especially considering that the rocket was made by Hughes himself for a very small price.

On Saturday afternoon at around 3pm local time, Mad Mike flew 570 meters (1,875 feet) up into the skies above the Mojave Desert of California in his green rocket, branded with a giant “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” sticker and a US flag on the side. His parachutes successfully sprung out as he reached its peak altitude and the rocket drifted back down to our globe.

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I thought I had previously posted about this, but can't seem to find a thread.
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#2 Re: Flat Earther leaves the ground

Post by tmacklin » Fri, 30 Mar 18, 15:10 pm

The Flat Earth Society has enabled Mad Mike Hughes to indulge in his fantasy. Me thinks Ol' Mike is crazy...like a fox. Without funding there is no way in hell Mike could build his steam powered special on a limo driver's salary, and Mad Mike managed to pull off a sweet financial plan by exploiting the gullible. Well done Mike!

As for the question of Flat vs. Round, how do the Flat Earthers dismiss the fact that every observable planetary object in our solar system is spherical, including the Sun?

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#3 Re: Flat Earther leaves the ground

Post by bernomatic » Fri, 30 Mar 18, 18:57 pm

tmacklin wrote: As for the question of Flat vs. Round, how do the Flat Earthers dismiss the fact that every observable planetary object in our solar system is spherical, including the Sun?

Devil's Advocate: because they aren't spherical, they are discs. Anymore questions?

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#4 Re: Flat Earther leaves the ground

Post by luke strawwalker » Sat, 31 Mar 18, 04:23 am

Okay this is too stupid to even comment on...

They are aware they could put a keyfob cam in an Alpha III and accomplish the same thing, right?? (facepalm).

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#5 Re: Flat Earther leaves the ground

Post by Joe Wooten » Fri, 27 Apr 18, 00:10 am

luke strawwalker wrote:Okay this is too stupid to even comment on...

They are aware they could put a keyfob cam in an Alpha III and accomplish the same thing, right?? (facepalm).

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#6 Re: Flat Earther leaves the ground

Post by bernomatic » Tue, 01 May 18, 01:07 am

Or take a ride in a hot air balloon. I think Tmack had it right, the guy wanted to do something expensive and gained some notoriety and a backer in a unique way.
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