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.
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