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his steam-powered rocket is built of salvaged metals, his launch pad is repurposed from a used mobile home — and he is confident this will mark the first step toward proving the Earth is flat, after all.

"It's the most interesting story in the world," Hughes told The Associated Press

The plan is to send himself 1,800 feet high in the air at a speed of 500 mph before finally pulling out his parachutes
 
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Prove the earth is spherical.
 
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Prove the earth is spherical.


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Did someone tell this guy we have pics of the earth from space?

I wonder what his backup plan is. This guy sounds a lot like Lawnchair Larry (a modern-day hero) if anyone remembers him.

Larry strapped himself to a lawn chair with a bunch of helium balloons and slipped the surly bonds of earth to soar upwards of 16K feet. His backup plan was a pellet gun so he could shoot himself down.
 
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https://www.popsci.com/10-ways...rth-is-round#page-15
 
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OH NO! overreaction

POSTPONED TILL TUESDAY?? shtf2

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

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

Hughes said he had originally intended to arrive in Amboy on Wednesday to start setting up the rocket.

along with some technical difficulties — a motor in his modified motor home quit working for a day — threw a wrench into his plans, according to Hughes.

“I don't see [the launch] happening until about Tuesday, honestly,” he said. “It takes three days to set up. . . . You know, it's not easy because it's not supposed to be easy.”


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How a Philly billboard inspired a flat earth believer to ride a homemade rocket into space

http://www.phillyvoice.com/how...memade-rocket-space/

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Proof the Earth is spherical.

https://www.popsci.com/10-ways...rth-is-round#page-13

A steam-powered rocket ship? Who does this guy think he is?

Jules Verne?


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This guy is gonna' die in a very painful and violent manner--live on TV.

I should go out and watch this happen for some yucks.
 
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Fundraiser by The Daily Plane : FLAT EARTH COMMUNITY ROCKET LAUNCH - GoFundMe

https://www.gofundme.com/flat-...munity-rocket-launch
 
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What in the World? Flat-Earthers Gather at First Conference

A conference aimed at disputing the idea that the world is round just wrapped up in North Carolina.

The first-ever 2017 Flat Earth International Conference (FEIC) was held in Raleigh on Nov. 9 and 10, featuring some of the big names in round-Earth denial. Among the speakers were Darryle Marble, who once took a level on a plane to "prove" the Earth doesn't curve; Mark Sargent, the creator of the Flat Earth Clues YouTube Series, who believes all life is enclosed in a "Truman Show"-like dome structure; and Jeran Campanella, a YouTube and online radio personality, who makes flat-Earth, 9/11 Truther and other conspiracy theory videos. [7 Ways to Prove the Earth Is Round]

The conference was hosted by Kryptoz Media, which produces DVDs and other media arguing that "scientism" is an agenda designed to keep people from God, and the Creation Cosmology Institute, an organization with little online footprint except a now-deleted YouTube channel.

The conference featured talks such as "NASA and Other Space Lies," "Flat Earth with the Scientific Method," "Waking Up to Mainstream Science Lies" and "Testing the Globe." The conference organizer, Kryptoz Media's Robbie Davidson, is a Christian creationist, and that philosophy emerged in sessions such as "Flat Earth & The Bible" and "Exposing Scientism," the latter of which decried evolution and the Big Bang theory of the universe's origin.

Flat-Earthers believe that Earth is not a globe, but a flat plane. Beliefs on how the "true" globe is laid out vary, but many YouTube personalities who push the conspiracy theory say that the planet is a disc surrounded by an ice wall. Flat-Earthers argue that NASA and other scientific agencies digitally fake pictures of the globe from space and that there is a vast conspiracy to keep the truth of the flat Earth from the public.

Recently, flat-Earth believer and rapper B.o.B. tried to crowdfund $1 million via GoFundMe to launch a satellite to see if he could detect for himself the curvature of the Earth. GoFundMe temporarily froze the donation account, but it is now back online, having raised $6,842 from 224 people.

https://www.livescience.com/60...irst-conference.html
 
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Flat Earth theory - meet the growing army of true believers

The original Flat Earth Society fizzled out after the Sputnik satellite’s orbit definitively proved the Earth was round. But a new breed of Flat-Earthers are now harnessing the mob reach of social media, with hip-hop superstar B.o.B tweeting: “Don’t believe what I say, research what I say. I’m going up against the greatest liars in history ... you’ve been deceived.”

Flat-Earthers such as B.o.B believe our disc is accelerating upwards due to “dark energy”, claiming it all chimes with Einstein’s theories. Yes, that sound is Albert’s coffin spinning through the Earth’s core and resurfacing in Ramsay Street.

A well-attended Flat Earth conference has just wrapped up in North Carolina, featuring talks such as “Nasa and Other Space Lies,” “Flat Earth with the Scientific Method,” and “Waking Up to Mainstream Science Lies”. Organiser Robbie Davidson is a Christian creationist, but we suspected that, with his talks “Flat Earth & The Bible” and “Exposing Scientism”.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/...y_of_true_believers/
 
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From Scientific American blog

Now, to be fair, the idea of a steam-powered rocket isn't quite as daft as belief in a flat earth. True, steam isn't likely to get anyone high enough to see the curvature of the earth. Chances are remote that anyone could overcome the pesky power-to-weight ratio that keeps steam from ruling the skies. But NASA has been investigating the use of steam in spacecraft, which may end up being an efficient way to propel and steer our way through space. And who knows? Maybe someday, there will be a technological breakthrough in steam technology that will have us boiling water to reach the stars.
It's certainly more possible than an amateur crank and complete science denier proving that 2,000+ years of science and observation were wrong about the shape of the planet.

How can people in this day and age believe in such an easily-disproved idea? In Mike Hughes's case, it appears to be very motivated reasoning. When he ran out of backers for his steam-powered rocket dreams, he turned to an untapped resource: flat earthers. People yearning to prove their beliefs to be true gave him thousands of dollars – and if this second, ambitious test flight is more successful than the one that left Hughes reliant on a walker for weeks, they'll probably give him thousands more.

Modern day flat earthers are determined to prove us spherical earthers wrong. They cling to every hint they can find that supports their idea, no matter how dubiously. They rely on the appearance of flatness (you don't see the curvature of the earth until you're at a pretty high altitude – the lower limit seems to be about 50,000 feet). They retreat into claims of conspiracy when faced with evidence of a curved Earth (yep – it's all a media-government-elite false-flag mind-control thing). They sometimes point to metaphors in holy books like the Bible and say that settles it (spheres don't have corners, and this verse says the earth has corners – checkmate, spherisists!). They'll even deny satellites exist. And, of course, they seized upon the recent eclipse to "prove" their position.

But there's also a plaintive, yearning motivation that can be found in the words of Mike Sargent:
"They want you to think you're insignificant, a speck on the earth, a cosmic mistake.... The flat earth says you are special, we are special, there is a creator, this isn't some accident."

Yeah, there's that human need to be in the center of it all, planned for and necessary, rather than a chance happening in a vast cosmos. (I've been prey to it, too, but over time I've come to revel in my status as a minute cosmic coincidence.)
As far as why the "elites" would be so invested in pushing a round earth conspiracy, Bob Knodel believes he knows: "They want complete mind control."
Yep. We who consult science for truths about the universe are just mind-controlled sheeple. Including students who film a spherical earth from a balloon and stuff. That camera was probably in on it, the elitist jerk.

Flat earth theories are, of course, out of this world, and it may seem they've got to be out of whacky ideas after all the contortions and conspiracy theorizing they have to do in order to deny overwhelming evidence, but they're evolving into ever stranger forms. One of the latest? Forests. Specifically: they deny that any such thing as a forest exists.

Seriously. This is a brand-new idea being floated within the flat earth community, and it claims that the trees we see now aren't real trees – they're just really tall bushes. Volcanic plugs, in this view, are the stony stumps of the real trees, which towered hundreds of kilometers over the (flat) landscape. Also stumps: "mesas, plateaux, flat-topped mountains, [and] chunks of isolated cliffs..."

The purveyor of this notion assures us that "After watching [his] video, [we] will reverse [our] concept of forests by 360 degrees." This is probably true, since reversing said number of degrees brings up right back to where we started. But please do let me know if, after watching his video, you no longer believe in rocks.
Flat earthers will probably always be with us. Considering that no amount of evidence ever convinces them, and the cry of "It's a conspiracy!" that greets every photo, video, spaceflight, equation, and other item of proof we have, arguing with one will probably just frustrate you. If you do decide to engage, just take a lesson from Alfred Russel Wallace's woeful wager and don't place any bets on the outcome.

Meanwhile, I'd like to recommend to Mr. Hughes that, should he ever find his funds from flat earthers drying up, he turn to the steampunk community for assistance. I'm pretty sure some of them would invest the heck out of a project like a steam-powered rocket to the stratosphere. And the aesthetic is way cooler.

https://blogs.scientificameric...my-attempt-at-proof/
 
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