Flat Earth Believer To Launch Steam-Powered Rocket

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And Hughes intends that research to continue well beyond Saturday's launch, which he says he will be streaming online. "We want to do this and basically thumb our noses at all these billionaires trying to do this", Hughes said in the pitch video, standing in his Apple Valley, Calif., living room, which he had plastered with drawings of his rockets. He envisions the launch as just one step toward eventually getting himself into space, at which point he plans to take a photograph "to prove once and for all this Earth is flat", he told his interviewer.

Now, it must be noted that humans knew the world was round long, long before NASA launched astronauts into space and we saw pictures of our spherical planet from afar.

If you're someone who has adopted the belief that the Earth is flat, how do you test your theory?

"If you're not scared to death, you're an idiot".

According to the report, the 61-year-old limousine driver "Mad" Mike Hughes, built the rocket and its launch ramp himself for about $20,000 United States dollars.

His launch pad is attached to a motor home he purchased for $1,500.

Hughes told the Associated Press: "I don't believe in science". "I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust".

"Flat Earth" theorists like Hughes contend that the Earth is a disk, not a globe, criticizing "conspiracy" of astronauts to fabricate the shape of the Earth. "There's no difference between science and science fiction".

Mike Hughes ultimately aims to launch himself miles above Earth so he can come up with photographic evidence to end the debate. But he acknowledged that he had much to learn about rocket science.

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Flat Earth Believer To Launch Steam-Powered Rocket

"I'm a walking reality show", he said.

Hughes, however, is not an absolute amateur when it comes to rocket science.

The man, dubbed "Mad Mike Hughes", completed his first manned rocket flight in 2014 and traveled a quarter mile (0.4 km) over Winkelman, Arizona.

But the Saturday's planned launch will pose a challenge to the daredevil.

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".

AP reported that Hughes will make a parachute-aided touchdown. "But when I'm not doing that, I research things".

"John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are Freemasons", Hughes said.

According to the host, Hughes was a real explorer of scientific secrets and "not compromised by the government". "Once you understand that, you understand the roots of the deception".

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