Flat-Earther, Mike Hughes, To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket In Mojave Desert Saturday

  • metta

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    Nov 24, 2017 1:06 AM GMT
    Flat-Earther To Launch Himself In Homemade Rocket In Mojave Desert Saturday

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/11/22/flat-earther-launch-mojave/
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    Nov 24, 2017 5:48 AM GMT
    Given his altitude expectations why not just buy an American Airlines ticket and get a window seat?

    That ride would give him a better view.

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    Nov 24, 2017 5:56 AM GMT
    Muskelprotz saidGiven his altitude expectations why not just buy an American Airlines ticket and get a window seat?

    That ride would give him a better view.




    He's a Republican. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • bro4bro

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    Nov 24, 2017 5:39 PM GMT
    So, the guy is basically an attention whore who wants to be famous so bad he pretends to be an ignoramus.

    Because, let's face it, nobody who can build his own rocket really believes the earth is flat.

    Good luck with that.
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    Nov 24, 2017 9:52 PM GMT
    bro4bro said
    So, the guy is basically an attention whore who wants to be famous so bad he pretends to be an ignoramus.

    Because, let's face it, nobody who can build his own rocket really believes the earth is flat.

    Good luck with that.

    I’m not sure how much his ignorance is feigned, or fundamental. I suspect the latter. A steam-powered rocket? How far can that travel? More like a cannon shell, that develops more initial acceleration G-forces than NASA rockets.
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    Nov 25, 2017 4:37 AM GMT
    Who's in the mood for steamed long pig? icon_eek.gif
  • metta

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    Nov 25, 2017 7:56 AM GMT
    A flat-Earther’s plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket just hit a speed bump

    "he is postponing the experiment after he couldn't get permission from a federal agency to conduct it on public land.

    Instead, Mike Hughes said the launch will take place sometime next week on private property, albeit still in Amboy, Calif., an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert along historic Route 66.

    “It's still happening. We're just moving it three miles down the road,”


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/11/24/a-flat-earthers-plan-to-launch-himself-in-a-homemade-rocket-just-hit-a-speed-bump/
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    Nov 27, 2017 9:20 PM GMT
    A flat-Earther’s plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket has been postponed — again


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/11/27/a-flat-earthers-plan-to-launch-himself-in-a-homemade-rocket-has-been-postponed-again/
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    Nov 28, 2017 4:39 AM GMT
    Radd said
    Muskelprotz saidGiven his altitude expectations why not just buy an American Airlines ticket and get a window seat?

    That ride would give him a better view.


    He's a Republican. icon_rolleyes.gif

    No, He's an idiot.

  • bro4bro

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    Nov 28, 2017 4:33 PM GMT
    According to the latest article, Hughes "converted" to "Flat Eartherism" only a year or two ago - after unsuccessfully trying to get backers for his earlier rocket flight attempts, which made no claims of conspiracies and had no goal of proving the earth is flat.

    It's painfully obvious the Flat Earth thing is a gimmick for fundraising and news coverage purposes.

    Please don't feed the troll.
  • Suetonius

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    Nov 28, 2017 10:30 PM GMT
    Has he made thorough calculations, to be sure he doesn't shoot himself over the edge - (and fall into space)?

    I wonder how the flat-earthers explain the force that would make one fall, if he stepped over the edge. What would be the source of gravitational pull? Maybe anyone who fell off the edge would be instantly stuck to the bottom side, by gravity pulling "up"?
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    Nov 29, 2017 3:31 PM GMT
    Muskelprotz said
    Radd said
    Muskelprotz saidGiven his altitude expectations why not just buy an American Airlines ticket and get a window seat?

    That ride would give him a better view.


    He's a Republican. icon_rolleyes.gif

    No, He's an idiot.




    Stop being redundant.
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    Nov 29, 2017 6:38 PM GMT
    He will probably end up a very flat flat-earther after that rocket descends.
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    Nov 29, 2017 7:54 PM GMT
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    Nov 30, 2017 11:55 AM GMT
    Where did he find a rubber band large enough?
  • metta

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    Jan 29, 2018 3:53 AM GMT
    Flat-Earth Rocketeer Says He Will Launch in Two Weeks


    https://www.livescience.com/61491-flat-earth-rocket-launch-date.html?utm_source=notification
  • bro4bro

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    Jan 29, 2018 6:39 PM GMT
    I can't believe the news media is still characterizing this nutbag as a guy who truly believes the earth is flat, when it's abundantly clear he's only making that claim for the sake of publicity.

    Proof once again that the news media cares a lot more about getting an audience than they do about the veracity of their content.
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    Jan 29, 2018 7:36 PM GMT
    This brings to mind many videos of NASA launches - some of which never got off the ground, having exploded or suffered other catastrophes on the launch pad. He must feel reassured that his lone brain has worked out all the problems of a rocket launch much better than NASA , which had employed hundreds of people to plan their launches.