Flat Earth Rocket Man Launches And Survives

The Flat Earth Evangelist and Self-Made Rocket Man, “Mad” Mike Hughes, successfully launched his rocket, achieving a height of 1,875 feet. He’s working towards eventually getting to space so he can prove, once and for all, that the earth is flat.
I admire his commitment to prove a flat earth theory, but I have a sneaking feeling that if he ever does achieve space height, he will see the curve. If he does, and he sends photos back, I already know the response. Hillary Clinton got to him. He’s now just a Fed plant.

From thehindu.com

Self-taught rocket scientist gets hard lesson in physics

He finally went up just like the self-taught rocket scientist always pledged he would.

“Mad” Mike Hughes, the rocket man who believes the earth is flat, propelled himself about 1,875 feet into the air on Saturday before a hard landing in the Mojave Desert. Apart from an aching back, he felt fine, he said, after the launch near Amboy, California.

“Relieved,” he said after being checked out by paramedics. “I’m tired of people saying I chickened out and didn’t build a rocket. I’m tired of that stuff. I manned up and did it.”

The launch in the desert town about 320 km east of Los Angeles was originally scheduled in November. It was scrubbed several times due to logistical issues with the Bureau of Land Management and mechanical problems that kept popping up.

The 61-year-old limo driver converted a mobile home into a ramp and modified it to launch from a vertical angle so he wouldn’t fall back to the ground on public land. For months he’s been working on overhauling his rocket in his garage.

 

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