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Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by Sea Skimmer » 2018-03-25 04:51pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UAHORcbvvQ

They said it was too dumb to be done but it was done and it's still dumb! Looks like he got nearly as high as the hills in the background too, once and for all proving that science is useless except for building science disproving steam rockets, and cars to tow them, and cameras for filming them and the world wide web to tell others about it. But useless it still is!
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Self-declared Flat Earth researcher and DIY steam rocket enthusiast “Mad” Mike Hughes has finally managed to prove the haters wrong about his ability to blast himself some 1,875 feet into the sky without being crushed or scalded to death, the Associated Press reported on Sunday.

After the failure of two previous attempts to launch his steam-powered rocket with “RESEARCH FLAT EARTH” emblazoned on the side—first due to meddling government bureaucrats and then due to unspecified technical problems—Hughes finally managed to take off on Saturday from the Mojave Desert ghost town of Amboy, California. Video of the launch posted by AP freelancer Matt Hartman captured the moment the rocket took off, which seemed to take onlookers by surprise, including a nearby group of boys who appeared to be idly throwing rocks into a bigger pile of rocks.

Here’s video from another angle shot by Amboy town manager Carlos Aceves, as well as footage of Hughes being extracted from the rocket by paramedics, via Route 66 News:

After the Bureau of Land Management nixed his first attempt for a flight path that would have taken him over public land, Hughes modified his rocket to use an improvised vertical launch platform. Per the AP, helper Waldo Stakes said that they were only able to get the steam rocket to 340 psi instead of the planned 350 psi, but went ahead with the launch anyway because Hughes wanted to avoid yet another failed attempt and dispel rumors he wasn’t actually on board a previous rocket he managed to launch in 2014. Stakes estimated the speed at 350 mph.

Hughes told the AP that outside of an aching back, he was fine and felt “relieved” the rocket launch was over.

“I’m tired of people saying I chickened out and didn’t build a rocket,” he added. “I’m tired of that stuff. I manned up and did it ... This thing wants to kill you 10 different ways. This thing will kill you in a heartbeat.”

“Am I glad I did it?” Hughes concluded. “Yeah. I guess. I’ll feel it in the morning. I won’t be able to get out of bed. At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight.”

Whatever calculations Hughes, who does not “believe in science,” performed are not a matter of public record. But the 350 mph estimate, accurate or not, is definitely fast enough to secure bragging rights.

The AP noted the triumphant rocketeer’s future plans include building a “Rockoon,” which sounds like an air-launched rocket that involves a balloon instead of a plane and is apparently intended to get him high enough into the air to test his Flat Earth theory (68 miles, well above the breathable atmosphere and the Armstrong Limit where all bodily fluids would boil away in an unpressurized environment). Also he’s gonna run for governor, because sure, whatever.

[Associated Press/Route 66 News]
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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-03-25 06:44pm

And this proved what exactly?! That Wile E. Coyote is alive and in(barely)human form?
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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by fractalsponge1 » 2018-03-26 01:53am

The fact that he lived through it suggests there is in fact no justice in the universe :D

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Post by Marko Dash » 2018-03-26 03:21am

i'm pretty sure the rocket is his goal and the flat earth stuff is just his latest con for funding, the flat earthers are just easier fooled than the NASCAR crowd he tried before.
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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-03-26 09:21am

fractalsponge1 wrote:
2018-03-26 01:53am
The fact that he lived through it suggests there is in fact no justice in the universe :D
Or Fortune favors the feenle-minded
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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by U.P. Cinnabar » 2018-03-26 09:22am

Marko Dash wrote:
2018-03-26 03:21am
i'm pretty sure the rocket is his goal and the flat earth stuff is just his latest con for funding, the flat earthers are just easier fooled than the NASCAR crowd he tried before.
One can only hope.
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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-03-26 02:56pm

I refuse to be sad about anyone who built their own goddamn rocketship. Even if it's a stupid rocketship.
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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by TheFeniX » 2018-03-26 03:11pm

Well......? Is the Earth flat or what?

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Post by Simon_Jester » 2018-03-26 03:17pm

It sure looks flat from 1875 feet in the air.
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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by TheFeniX » 2018-03-26 03:29pm

I don't know about that. Even when coming in for a landing* on an airliner, I can notice the very apparent curvature of the horizon once you get under the clouds. How do they explain that? Or do they? Look, I'm not up on this particular form of crazy.

I assume they go with "magnets."?

*I would notice it on take-off, but that pre-flight whiskey isn't going to drink itself.

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Re: Flat Earth Rocket Was Launched

Post by GuppyShark » 2018-03-26 04:37pm

They claim the windows are distorted.

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