By Steve Dellar  |  11-22-2017   News
Photo credit: MadMikeHughes Com

The flat-earth theory states that the earth is not round or even an ellipse but simply flat with edges you can fall off from.

It was upheld in classical times and mostly debunked since the Renaissance, when Church authorities started to accept that the earth was round, and completely debunked since the space programs of the 1950s and 1960s.

However, some flat-earthers people who believe that the whole space program and all pictures of a globe earth are a hoax.

One of them is Mr. Mike Hughes, a self-taught engineer who now tends to prove for once and for all that the earth is flat. For this reason, he will launch himself from a rocket this weekend.

There are a few last-second modifications to his vessel left but soon he’ll be able to pick up his flight suit, leave out enough food for his four cats and take off in his own rocket to the edges of the earth.

Mr. Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver who's spent the last few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage, admits that his project has cost him a total of $20,000 already, but he’s convinced it’s all worth it.

He stated: "I like to do extraordinary things that no one else can do, and no one in the history of mankind has designed, built and launched himself in his own rocket"

This weekend he will strap into his homemade contraption and attempt to hurtle over the ghost town of Amboy, California.

He will travel about a mile at a speed of roughly 500 mph, commenting: "If you're not scared to death, you're an idiot; It's scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive.”

"I don't believe in science. I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the area, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that's not science, that's just a formula. There's no difference between science and science fiction."


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Anonymous No. 12453 1511352159

You go Mike !

Anon No. 12458 1511361391

"He will travel about a mile at a speed of roughly 500 mph"

Is he only going to go a mile up?

Is that because he'll see the curve of the earth if he goes higher than that?

Anonymous No. 12459 1511362517

As far as one needs to read " a self-taught engineer who now tends to prove for once and for all that the earth is flat"

Not saying one cannot self-teach, but when that along with "flat earth" comes out in one sentence its all over for cred.

Anonymous No. 12460 1511363146

The round earth Jew lie will be disproven utterly.

Anonymous No. 12461 1511363251

Mondays headline.

Mr Hughes scalded alive and dropped from a homemade steam powered into the desert on Saturday trying to prove that the earth is still flat

Anonymous No. 12476 1511382179

Steam engine? How high is this locomotive going to get?

Anonymous No. 12479 1511384450

Can we take bets on whether he makes it out alive?

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