A flat-Earth-believer from the flat Earth society decided to build his own rocket and launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday to prove that the Earth is flat
Mike Hughes is a 61 year old limo driver who believes that his arrival in space will be the first phase of the flat-Earth space program, sponsored by Research Flat Earth, a group that strongly believes that our planet is flat, and not a sphere.
The rocket should be able to travel a mile at a speed of roughly 500 mph.
“It’s scary as hell, but none of us are getting out of this world alive. I like to do extraordinary things that no one else can do, and no one in the history of mankind has designed, built and launched himself in his own rocket.” Hughes said
He claims that to have built the steam-powered rocket from scrap metal parts that he was able to find in his own garage. He further added that the entire project sot around $20,000, including the purchase of the most important part: the motor home, which he got from Craigslist and has been converted into a ramp.
His goal is to get miles above Earth and take a picture to prove that astronauts conspired to fabricate the shape of the planet.
“I don’t believe in science,” Hughes said. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”