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RedRifle
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Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory
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“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.” The rocket, which Hughes aims to reach an altitude of 1,800ft (550 metres) over California, will be launched from the back of a converted motorhome purchased from Craigslist. It is sponsored by a flat Earth research group, and Hughes plans a subsequent trip to try and observe the flatness of the Earth for himself. Speaking about the risks of the flight, Hughes said: “It’s scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive.” Hughes’ website describes him as “the only man to design, build and launch himself in a rocket” – he previously flew in his own rocket in 2014, as this footage shows.

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Hughes has spent $20,000 (£15,000) building the steam-powered rocket in his spare time, and will be livestreaming the launch over the internet. The self-described daredevil says he switched his focus to rockets after twice breaking his back doing stunt jumps in car




GeauxxxTigers23
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“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”


TigerinATL
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Hughes has spent $20,000 (£15,000) building the steam-powered rocket


Steam powered? That doesn't sound like the kind of propulsion you'd need to get high enough for his purposes does it? I mean if NASA could have been launching rockets with water instead of more expensive chemical fuel this whole time, it seems like they probably would have.


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The rocket, which Hughes aims to reach an altitude of 1,800ft (550 metres) over California, will be launched from the back of a converted motorhome purchased from Craigslist.


I laughed and lost.


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SidewalkDawg
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1,800ft (550 metres)




I can’t even see the curvature of your mom from that high.


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Scruffy
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If he can't see China from that height, will he change his mindset?


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UGATiger26
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re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory
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“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”


Lol. This guy seems a little off his rocker.

I'm curious as to what his definition of "science" is.


TheEnglishman
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I cant wait to watch this idiot be removed by darwin


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tgr4ever
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This will not end well.


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Bossier2323
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As I read the article, in the back of my head, I was hoping he would be in the rocket when it launched.

















He gone


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colorchangintiger
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re: Self-taught rocket scientist plans launch to test flat Earth theory
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The rocket, which Hughes aims to reach an altitude of 1,800ft (550 metres) over California


Lol. I flew my drone up to 500m yesterday (I’m out in the middle of nowhere). Seems like this would be a much cheaper solution.

Or just go up a mountain. I’m sure there are a few in Cali that are higher than 550m.
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GEAUXT
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The rocket, which Hughes aims to reach an altitude of 1,800ft (550 metres) over California, will be launched from the back of a converted motorhome purchased from Craigslist


umm...why did he just buy an airline ticket?

this story should tell you all you need to know about flat earthers


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eScott
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He won't be able to see the ice wall at that hight.


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LSUBanker
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That guy is toast!


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UpToPar
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umm...why did he just buy an airline ticket?


Because airlines install fisheye windows to make the earth look round. It’s all part of the conspiracy man.


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MontyFranklyn
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“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”


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MontyFranklyn
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“I don’t believe in science,” declared the 61-year-old. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula.”


Image: https://media.giphy.com/media/HwmB7t7krGnao/giphy.gif


This is going to go really well


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saturday
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I was on a mountain in Palm springs yesterday that was 8900 ft up, couldn't he have just done that?


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