Flat Earther plans on launching himself into the “atmosflat” in homemade rocket to prove Earth is flat.
It’s a shame the guy has to build his space program around spare parts from a washing machine. You’d think someone with a lot of money would invest in this. It’s tough because, generally, people with the kind of money this project requires don’t tend to be abject retards.
Such a shame.
Why would you need to fly into space to find the edge of the Earth? Wouldn’t it be much easier to take a car or a boat?
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.
“It’ll shut the door on this ball earth,” Hughes said in a fundraising interview with a flat-Earth group for Saturday’s flight.
Theories discussed during the interview included NASA being controlled by round-Earth Freemasons and Elon Musk making fake rockets from blimps.
Hughes promised the flat-Earth community that he would expose the conspiracy with his steam-powered rocket, which will launch from a heavily modified mobile home – though he acknowledged that he still had much to learn about rocket science.
“This whole tech thing,” he said in the June interview. “I’m really behind the eight ball.”
That said, Hughes isn’t a totally unproven engineer. He set a Guinness World Record in 2002 for a limousine jump, according to Ars Technica, and has been building rockets for years, albeit with mixed results.