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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 04:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


or death, more likely

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Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet (549 metres) high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.

Assuming the 500-mph (805-kmh), mile-long (1.6 km-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 Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.

[...]

He won't be able to test the rocket before he climbs inside and attempts to steam himself at 500 mph (805 kmh) across a mile (1.6 km) of desert air.


https://www.sciencealert.com/man-launch ... th-is-flat




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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 04:06 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


sciencealert? more like moron alert :alert:




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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 04:29 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


what a fucking bellend :olo:




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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 04:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


inb4 he burns up and it's blamed on an Illuminati conspiracy.



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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 05:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


i want his drugs



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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 06:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote




It’s scary these people are out there...




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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 10:49 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Isn't he afraid that he'll crash into the glass domed bubble that holds the sky up?



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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 12:05 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
It’s scary these people are out there...


They are and they walk the streets as we do. They could be your neighbour.



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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 09:16 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I just had time to start reading......Mr Hughes is a 61-year-old limousine driver who has spent the past few years building a steam-powered rocket out of salvage parts in his garage in the United States :alert:

What, not the first flight :!:

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This will actually be the second time he has constructed and launched a rocket.

In 2014 he travelled nearly 420m and collapsed after that landing — the G-forces taking a toll — and needed three days to recover. time he's done this :confused:


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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 10:12 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


There's a vid of it





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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 12:35 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Re: About flat-earthers
I'm more upset about people still using Mercator projections everwhere.
GREENLAND IS NOT THAT BIG. DAMMIT PEOPLE!




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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 12:46 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Maybe YGP's head is a Mercator projection.




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 01:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
It’s scary these people are out there...

"How do you know the Earth is flat?"

"Uhh... well... I've watched over 50 hours of video".



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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 01:36 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


losCHUNK wrote:


Picking up a man by his arms and legs like that seems like a thoroughly well thought through action after an impact like this.




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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 04:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Couldn't you just put a fucking go pro on it instead? What a fucking moron.




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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 05:10 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Indeed.
But people are also saying he isn't a flat earther at all but couldn't find anyone to finance his rocket and simply tried to lure flat earthers int paying for it.




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Cool #9
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I do love how they reference to the atmosphere as the atmosflat.

Oh, and




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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 07:00 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:


It’s scary these people are out there...


All American too...




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Digital Nausea
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PostPosted: 11-23-2017 09:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ok...?




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 11-25-2017 12:26 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well, he won't be dying today

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Hughes told the Washington Post, Big Daddy Government has thrown a few obstacles in his way. Per the Post, the Bureau of Land Management has confirmed it had no record of giving Hughes “verbal permission” to hold the rocket launch on public lands as he had previously claimed, meaning that the rocketeer has decided to delay the launch date and move the location “three miles down the road.”


https://gizmodo.com/flat-earth-research ... 735736/amp




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PostPosted: 11-25-2017 01:30 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


That pussy



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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 03-25-2018 12:47 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


He did it.
https://gizmodo.com/at-long-last-flat-e ... 1824059035

Well, up to 1875 feet, which is... well... I guess a lot for a steam powered rocket :shrug:




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Just another Earthling
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Eraser wrote:
He did it.
https://gizmodo.com/at-long-last-flat-e ... 1824059035

Well, up to 1875 feet, which is... well... I guess a lot for a steam powered rocket :shrug:

I am still having a problem believing it is steam powered but then I watch videos of those aircraft carrier catapults. He is launched by similar I suppose :confused:



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PostPosted: 03-25-2018 02:41 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


You gotta hand it to him, at least he's trying to prove his theory.




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PostPosted: 03-25-2018 03:03 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The flat Earth theory wasn't it?

Yes, in part and from the link..

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........ the triumphant rocketeer's future plans include building a "Rockoon," which sounds like an air-launched rocket that involves a balloon instead of a plane and is apparently intended to get him high enough into the air to test his Flat Earth theory (68 miles, well above the breathable atmosphere and the Armstrong Limit where all bodily fluids would boil away in an unpressurized environment).


We saw 'Earth curvature' here. Remember?

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PostPosted: 03-25-2018 10:31 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well, I refer to my post earlier in this thread:

Eraser wrote:
Indeed.
But people are also saying he isn't a flat earther at all but couldn't find anyone to finance his rocket and simply tried to lure flat earthers int paying for it.


Doesn't mean he's not a nut job though




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PostPosted: 03-25-2018 10:54 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Hmm, nice job if he's not a flat earther and got the cash. I'd think it would be tough getting the money out of 'em and mounting a steam powered rocket in any case.



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Felix had the look of someone who thought he was going to die when he landed.




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