Honestly, I don’t have the slightest idea what this is supposed to prove.

Uh, This Flat Earther’s Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable

I’ve launched several rockets in the Mojave, and assisted with many more. Great fun. If someone had suggested that I build a big one and climb in for the flight, I’d have told them to get stuffed. Nobody ever did, because I don’t willingly associate with morons.

According to the AP, Hughes says he expects his new rocket to hurl him through the skies above the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy at up to 500 miles per hour for roughly one mile, attaining a peak altitude of 1,800 feet before it deploys two parachutes.

Sheeit. I’ve done twice as much, and my rockets came back to me…well, ahem, mostly.

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…and that’s how I know never to get into any rocket I could build.

Too bad about this idiot, though.

Hughes is a proponent of the Flat Earth theory; the Research Flat Earth group is his main sponsor. Hughes does not “believe in science,” which he told the AP has “no difference” from science fiction.

“I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust,” he added. “But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”

Uh huh. If you say so. Rest in peace.

Flat earth. (snicker) Everybody knows the earth is hollow. Where else could the reptilians live?

h/t to Big Brother

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7 Responses to Honestly, I don’t have the slightest idea what this is supposed to prove.

  1. The earth can’t be flat – if it was, the cats would have pushed everything off the edge by now…

  2. Claire says:

    One Darwin Award, coming right up! Er … down.

  3. Edward says:

    I hope he sets up a couple of go-pro cameras live to the web, likely he won’t be around to do anything more later.

  4. MamaLiberty says:

    There is a dry lake bed in Lucerne Valley, also in the Mojave desert, where a large rocket club meets regularly. My husband and I used to go out there and watch. Lots of fun… but no manned flights, of course.

    Will this historic event be televised? LOL

  5. Joel says:

    There is a dry lake bed in Lucerne Valley, also in the Mojave desert, where a large rocket club meets regularly.

    Yup. Rocketry Organization of California, as pleasant a congress of harmless geeks as you’ll ever find. I knew it well back in the day.

  6. Titan Mk6B says:

    I have an idea for this guy. There is a place nearby where they occasionally host the LDRS event which is the national rocket launch meet. One guy actually launched a porta-john. Just add a seatbelt and you have a ready made cockpit. And a handy place to soil your pants when things go bad.

  7. Robert says:

    charboordCharlotte Boord knows cats.

    “roughly one mile, attaining a peak altitude of 1,800 feet” I is confuse. His peak altitude will be a paltry 1,800 feet while taveling roughly 5,000? So, not even close to straight up- more like 25 degrees if the path weren’t an arc? Oooh! Oooh! Dibs on the name Death Arc for a band!

    IIRC, I’ve heard the Flat Earthers aren’t serious- they’re just jerking peoples’ chains.

To the stake with the heretic!