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Title: A Man Is About To Launch Himself In His Homemade Rocket To Prove The Earth Is Flat
Source: NDTV
URL Source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/a-m ... -1778439?pfrom=home-topstories
Published: Nov 22, 2017
Author: Avi Selk
Post Date: 2017-11-22 09:51:39 by Willie Green
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Views: 176
Comments: 15

Mike Hughes's ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.

Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight through the Mojave Desert does not kill him, Mike Hughes told the Associated Press, his journey into the atmosflat will mark the first phase of his ambitious flat-Earth space program.

Hughes's ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.

"It'll shut the door on this ball earth," Hughes said in a fundraising interview with a flat-Earth group for Saturday's flight, which ranged across theories that NASA is controlled by round-Earth Freemasons, and Elon Musk makes fake rockets from blimps.

Hughes promised the flat Earth community to expose the conspiracy with his steam-powered rocket, which will launch from a heavily modified mobile home - though he acknowledged that he still had much to learn about rocket science.

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

That said, Hughes isn't a totally unproven engineer. He set a Guinness World Record in 2002 for a limousine jump, according to Ars Technica, and has been building rockets for years, albeit with mixed results.

"Okay, Waldo. 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .!" someone yells in a test fire video from 2012.

There's a brief hiss of boiling water, then . . . nothing. So Hughes walks up to the engine and pokes it with a stick, at which point a thick cloud of steam belches out toward the camera.

He built his first manned rocket in 2014, the AP reported, and managed to fly a quarter mile over Winkelman, Arizona.

As seen in a YouTube video, the flight ended with Hughes being dragged, moaning from the remains of the rocket. The injuries he suffered put him in a walker for two weeks, he said.

And the 2014 flight was only a quarter of the distance of Saturday's mile-long attempt.

And it was based on round-earth technology.

Hughes only recently converted to flat-Eartherism, after struggling for months to raise funds for his follow-up flight over the Mojave.

It was originally scheduled for early 2016 in a Kickstarter campaign - "From Garage to Outer Space!" - that mentioned nothing about illuminati astronauts, and was themed after a NASCAR event.

"We want to do this and basically thumb our noses at all these billionaires trying to do this," Hughes said, standing in his Apple Valley, California, living room, which he had plastered with drawings of his rockets.

"They have not put a man in space yet," Hughes said. "There are 20 different space agencies here in America, and I'm the last person that's put a man in a rocket and launched it."

He compared himself to Evel Knievel, as he promised to launch himself from a California racetrack - the first step on his steam-powered leap toward space.

The Kickstarter raised $310 of its $150,000 goal.

Hughes made other pitches, including a plan to fly over Texas in a "SkyLimo." But he complained to Ars Technica last year about the difficulty of funding his dreams on a chauffeur's meager salary.

A year later, he called into a flat-earth community web show to announce he had become a recent convert.

"We were kind of looking for a new sponsors for this. And I'm a believer in the flat Earth," Hughes said. "I researched it for several months."

The host sounded impressed. Hughes had actually flown in a rocket, he noted, whereas astronauts were merely paid actors performing in front of a CGI globe.

"John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons," Hughes agreed. "Once you understand that, you understand the roots of the deception."

The host talked of "Elon Musk's fake reality," and Hughes talked of "anti-Christ, Illuminati stuff." After half an hour of this, the host told his 300-some listeners to back Hughes's exploration of space.

While there is not single hypothesis for what the flat Earth is supposed to look like, many believers envision a flat disc ringed by sea ice, which naturally holds the oceans in.

What's beyond the sea ice, if anything, remains to be discovered.

"We need an individual who's not compromised by the government," the host told Hughes. "And you could be that man."

A flat-Earth GoFundMe subsequently raised nearly $8,000 for Hughes.

By November, the AP reported, his $20,000 rocket had a fancy coat of Rust-Oleum paint and "RESEARCH FLAT EARTH" inscribed on the side.

While his flat-Earth friends helped him finally get the thing built, the AP reported, Hughes will be making adjustments right up to Saturday's launch.

He won't be able to test the rocket before he climbs inside and attempts to steam himself at 500 mph across a mile of desert air. And even if it's a success, he's promised his backers an even riskier launch within the next year, into the space above the disc.

"It's scary as hell," Hughes told the AP. "But none of us are getting out of this world alive."

This is true. Yet some may dare to fly beyond its edge.


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#1. To: Willie Green (#0)

Hughes's ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.

Miles above the Earth it does look like a disc. From the space station the Earth looks like a disk. From the moon, the Earth looks like a disk.

If he wants to prove the Earth is flat, simply drive east until he falls off.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-22   10:22:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Willie Green (#0)

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.

1800 feet. Lower than the mountains that surround the desert.

Misterwhite is right. If the earth is a flat disc, then by travelling in any direction persistently one will arrive at the edge.

So instead of spending money launching a rocket, why not just take a car to the ocean. Rent a boat at the ocean and sail straight until he either comes to the edge of the world or hits land (he will hit land), and then drive across THAT land until he arrives at the edge of the world or another ocean. Repeat that process until he arrives at the edge...or comes back around and finds himself where he started (which is what will actually happening) thereby proving that we're living on a spheroid.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-11-22   10:46:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Willie Green (#0) (Edited)

My drone can fly at least 3x higher than that - this guy's doing a lot of unnecessary work to make a point. An idiotic point. A point as dumb as a democRat.

That's in the top-3 live albums ever recorded IMHO; I'm sure I've listened to it over a hundred times - and the expanded deluxe release is even better.

Hank Rearden  posted on  2017-11-22   12:14:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Hank Rearden (#3)

this guy's doing a lot of unnecessary work to make a point. An idiotic point. A point as dumb as a democRat.

Evel Knievel wasn't much smarter. But he made more money than numbnuts here.

misterwhite  posted on  2017-11-22   12:23:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Willie Green (#0)

A Man Is About To Launch Himself In His Homemade Rocket To Prove The Earth Is Flat

I'll bet he started with government paranoia ... and evolved into a full fledged Paultard.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2017-11-22   12:27:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Willie Green (#0)

Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.

Maybe it's just me,but aren't there hills in California taller than 1800 feet? Why doesn't he just drive up to the top of one of them,get out of his car,and look around?

If he would,he would immediately notice he can see things off in the distance that he couldn't see when standing at the base of the hill. That's proof the earth is curved.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-23   2:24:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Hank Rearden (#3)

My drone can fly at least 3x higher than that - this guy's doing a lot of unnecessary work to make a point. An idiotic point. A point as dumb as a democRat.

Are you saying the RNC has found it's candidate to challenge Trump in the next Presidential election?

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-11-23   2:26:50 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: GrandIsland (#5)

government paranoia

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It sounds like something out of a paranoid dream. And indeed, before the documentation and other facts of the program were made public, those who talked of it were frequently dismissed as being psychotic. But the U.S. government’s history of secret human experimentation ought to be kept in mind, particularly when we consider the power we grant to it and the way we regulate drugs.

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-23   5:23:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Deckard (#8)

Your government can't even get away with water boarding a filthy urine colored sand potato in the interest of national security... and you think in today's day and whistle blowing days, anyone would try any of your CT fears?

Shit, all anyone has to do if they were victimized by ANYONE, regardless of political power, is alledge they were sexually abused by that person... and their reputation and government job is destroyed. It's a good thing you're a pussy, non important civilian...you don't have an ounce of worry from your computer chair.

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2017-11-23   8:21:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: GrandIsland (#9) (Edited)

and you think in today's day and whistle blowing days, anyone would try any of your CT fears?

What an utterly naive statement! Of course, fed.gov is god to you and others of your scummy ilk.

Big Daddy government is our friend!

33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to be True

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-11-23   8:31:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: Deckard (#10)

It's a shame ObungholeCare doesn't cover the cost of your lithium medication.

lol

I'm the infidel... Allah warned you about. كافر المسلح

GrandIsland  posted on  2017-11-23   10:36:49 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: Willie Green (#0)

I'm a firm believer in letting the nutcases of the world kill themseves with their stupidity. It purifys the population.

rlk  posted on  2017-11-26   15:33:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Deckard (#10)

33 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to be True

Excellent link.

Liberator  posted on  2017-11-26   15:50:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: GrandIsland (#9) (Edited)

Shit, all anyone has to do if they were victimized by ANYONE, regardless of political power, is alledge they were sexually abused by that person... and their reputation and government job is destroyed.

Nope, GI...

If that were the case, the Bushes and Klintons would be exposed, indicted, and in jail. And so would Podesta, the co-perps of PizzaGate and Lolita Island. Taking one down mean taking them all down. "Too big to indict/arrest" indeed applies.

"Political Power" still carries with it all the clout needed to do ANYTHING.

Those these days who are nailed at higher echelons pose threats to those ABOVE THEM. Like Weinstein.

Sure, "grunts" can be hung out to dry by any charge that isn't tighter than a clam's azz.

Liberator  posted on  2017-11-26   15:57:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: sneakypete (#6)

I have a pretty good suspicion that this "flat earth" BS is designed to make "CTs" appear absurd. ALL of them. So the PTB trot out this guy (among others on YouTube.)

IOW, it's more Kabuki.

Liberator  posted on  2017-11-26   16:01:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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