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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Lol, that he was able to design even a semi-functional rocket shows he was dramatically smarter than the average flat earther.
    He had a small team of rocket enthusiasts that did the vast bulk of the design and helped assemble it. There is a documentary about him called Rocketman which is pretty interesting.

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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Fool! Obviously the earth can't be flat. It's hollow, and an advanced civilization lives on the inside surface. There's a hidden opening in Anarctica where the UFO's come out and go back in.
    No! The UFOs GO IN to the Antartica hole and COME BACK OUT. Everyone knows that.

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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    It's unfortunate that he died, but I guess it goes to show that rocket science is indeed tough.
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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Did he not believe in gravity either? Even if he thought the earth was flat and if he could get to space that would give him the evidence he needs (which is nuts). Did he really think steam could provide the amount of thrust needed to escape gravitational pull of the earth?

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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    Did he not believe in gravity either? Even if he thought the earth was flat and if he could get to space that would give him the evidence he needs (which is nuts). Did he really think steam could provide the amount of thrust needed to escape gravitational pull of the earth?

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    Careful and intelligent people do not believe the Earth is flat.

    Same with the anti-vaxxers and anti-AGW crowd. To actually believe that stuff requires an unthinking embrace of ignorance and arrogance. If you don't unthinkingly embrace ignorance or arrogance, you realize it is idiotic to announce that people who have spent their lives studying something have gotten it all wrong and that YOU, being sufficiently special, happen to know the real answer simply by.......thinking of it.



    I am not surprised that he thought his little journey might work. The level of idiocy and arrogance required to believe the Earth flat is staggering.

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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Well I guess there is no denying his commitment to his craft

    'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket - BBC News

    A US daredevil pilot has been killed during an attempted launch of a homemade rocket in the Californian desert.

    "Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, crash-landed his steam-powered rocket shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday.

    A video on social media shows a rocket being fired into the sky before plummeting to the ground nearby.

    Hughes was well-known for his belief that the Earth was flat. He hoped to prove his theory by going to space.

    This is like news reel level nuttery. What did he think he would see at 5,000 feet that he couldn't see out of the window of a passenger jet flying 7 times higher than that? Did someone ever think of taking him aside and talking him into trying skydiving first? Granted, the parachute deployed on lift off which doomed him.

    I remember when I was a kid and this kind of nuttery made it on Wide World of Sports, or as a special TV event starring Evel Kneivel. I guess this was no different. Kneivel was a bad chute deployment away from dead at least once... and so is every sky diver ever, to be completely honest. I guess this one seems worse because somehow the flat-Earth nonsense makes his death more senseless than had he launched just to see if he could... it takes the sense of adventure and replaces it with a sense of stupidity.
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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Well I guess there is no denying his commitment to his craft

    'Mad' Mike Hughes dies after crash-landing homemade rocket - BBC News

    A US daredevil pilot has been killed during an attempted launch of a homemade rocket in the Californian desert.

    "Mad" Mike Hughes, 64, crash-landed his steam-powered rocket shortly after take-off near Barstow on Saturday.

    A video on social media shows a rocket being fired into the sky before plummeting to the ground nearby.

    Hughes was well-known for his belief that the Earth was flat. He hoped to prove his theory by going to space.
    Putting aside for the moment his belief, the fact that he built and rode a steam powered rocket previously to an altitude of over 1800 feet is impressive.

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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    Did he not believe in gravity either? Even if he thought the earth was flat and if he could get to space that would give him the evidence he needs (which is nuts). Did he really think steam could provide the amount of thrust needed to escape gravitational pull of the earth?

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    I agree that a steam powered rocket sounds impractical. That's why I'm developing a windmill powered rocket, which will be supplemented by a coal-burning, triple expansion steam engine from a WW2 era cargo ship. The windmill will power the ship from takeoff to orbit, then the supplemental steam power will become necessary, because wind in space isnt quite as common and reliable as Earth wind.

    I'ts unique propulsion has inspired an all-original title. It's name will be emblazoned on its fuselage. It'll read, "Earth Wind & Fire", since it's being powered by wind on Earth, and fire in space!

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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

    Holy Sheep !!

    From tragedy to comedy so well done !

    Thanks for the great laughs everyone.. windmill powered rocket ..here I thought the steam powered idea was novel & silly LOL



    ...wind in space isnt quite as common and reliable as Earth wind.

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    Re: Flat-Earther dies in home-made rocket crash

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